Sinclair has been hot and cold on the idea of putting its massive news operations to work on a streaming video platform, but the company may finally be going ahead.
BuzzFeed cited unnamed sources along with a trademark application that indicate Sinclair is planning to launch a streaming service called STIRR, which would feature a 24/7 news channel with local and national news programming along with live and on-demand access to other shows and movies.
The trademark covers the streaming of multimedia content, television programming and films through a web-based subscription service. If Sinclair is indeed planning to launch a streaming service—and one with a news channel included—it would mark something of a departure from past comments made by the broadcaster.
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