MGN Online Renews With Sinclair Broadcast Group

MGN Online is pleased to announce Sinclair Broadcast Group contract renewal with MGN Online through 2019​. ​​​​Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986 where it later went public in 1995. As the company and demand for additional News Graphics grew, Sinclair Broadcast Group devoted MGN Online to be their Premier Resource for TV News Graphics in 2003. For the past 17 years; MGN Online has continuously provided Sinclair owned Broadcast Stations with unlimited access to our extensive and unique Broadcast Graphics Services. MGN Online provides its affiliates with the ability to select from an array of Graphics and Photos including: Still, Animated, 3D Images, and Maps. In addition to our premier Graphics Service, MGN Online also offers an Image Request Service which enables MGN Online Affiliates to obtain fully customized content as needed.

In today’s society, we see constant innovations in technology and changes on a daily basis. MGN Online endeavors to provide continuous enhancements of its Content and Services. MGN has updated several areas of service to better serve Sinclair Broadcast Group’s approximate 170+ stations. New features include: Daily Top Stories & Breaking News Content library, Embedded Image Credits, and Content Management Settings Tools. Content Management Settings or “CMS” were designed to help Sinclair Broadcast Group attain better control of their Graphic look and Style throughout the entire group. All Sinclair Broadcast Group Affiliates obtain unlimited full access to the entirety of MGN Online’s News Content. The addition of BuildMyOwnPro (BMOpro) in 2018 has been a huge success to the company. This innovative software solution was created to cultivate novice artists’ ability to produce professional Graphics, Maps, and Templates in just a few minutes. Since its launch, several Sinclair Broadcast Group Affiliates have adopted the use of BMOpro to aid in their daily Graphic Production needs.

“Sinclair has been a dynamic Group to work with over the years,” said Gill Davis, President/CEO of MGN Online. “We’re excited to continue to be a part of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s News Team and to continue to provide them with High-Quality Graphical Content.” “Working with Sinclair’s legal department we have developed a license compliance process and workflow to keep both Sinclair and MGN better protected in today’s Image Content Licensing Challenges.”  All of MGN’s Affiliate driven improvements are implemented to improve our Service as a whole, and to continue to evolve to the changing News and Platform Requirements.

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Over the past 33 years, Sinclair Broadcast Group has grown to be one of the largest, most diversified broadcasting companies in the country. Regardless of their delivery platform or medium, Sinclair is committed to delivering the content their customer’s desire at any time, in any place, and on any device. Sinclair Broadcast Group spans to operate and provide sales to 191 television stations in 89 different US Markets across 607 channels. Some notable affiliates of Sinclair Broadcast Group include stations such as ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, MyTV, NBC, Azteca, Telemundo, Univision, and they are still on the rise. Today, Sinclair Broadcast Group has become the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. In addition, Sinclair Broadcast Group owns a Multicast Network, four Radio Stations, and a Cable Network. Sinclair Broadcast Group delivers their content via multi-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group makes equity investments in strategic companies directly or through their venture subsidiaries. 

About MGN Online

MGN Online was founded in Cardiff by the Sea, CA in April of 1982. It is our mission to render incomparable News Graphics and other News Related Image Content to the Broadcasting Industry Professionals and to continue to cultivate an environment of creativity and self-sustainability. MGN Online is America’s most broadly recognized core resource for the News Industry and for those Professionals who value presenting their audience with superb Still and Animated News Graphics. With over 37 years of experience in the industry, MGN Online has grown to obtain a lengthy well-diversified number of affiliates. Our over 750+ affiliates have grown to span across Television, Newspaper, Web, Mobile, and multi-media platforms. Our innovative Content Creation and Content Management System continues to improve its storage and distribution facilities. MGN’s consistent improvements provide our affiliates with the ability to access and use our content which is viewed by more viewers than any other News Service Organization in the world.

Source: MGN Online


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