Sinclair Brodcasting has announced that they are entering into a definitive merger agreement that will see the company acquire Fisher Communications in a merger transaction. The deal will see Sinclair acquire twenty new stations in eight markets as well as three radio stations in Seattle. Ring of Honor could end up on all the stations, of course. The deal is subject to FCC approval, antitrust clearance and the affirmative vote of two-thirds of Fisher's outstanding shares.

"We are excited to acquire Fisher and expand our coverage westward, especially in the two key markets of Seattle (DMA 12) and Portland (DMA 22)," said Sinclair president and CEO David Smith. "Started in 1910, Fisher's history of operating television and radio stations in the northwest corner of the U.S. has played an important role in its communities and in producing high-quality local news. We look forward to expanding upon those traditions and improving the cash flow of the stations through the benefits that come with our scale."

The TV stations covered are as follows:

Seattle-Tacoma, WA: KOMO (ABC/This TV)

Seattle-Tacoma, WA: KUNS (Univision/Mundo Fox)

Portland, OR: KATU (ABC/Me TV)

Portland, OR: KUNP (Univision/Mundo Fox)

Spokane, WA: KLEW (CBS)

Boise, ID: KBOI (CBS/CW)

Boise, ID: KYUU (CW)

Eugene, OR: KVAL (CBS/This TV)

Eugene, OR: KCBY (CBS)

Eugene, OR: KPIC (CBS)

Eugene, OR: KMTR3 (NBC/CW)

Eugene, OR: KMCB3 (NBC)

Eugene, OR: KTCW3 (NBC)

Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA: KIMA (CBS/CW)

Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA: KEPR (CBS/CW)

Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA: KUNW (Univision)

Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA: KVVK (Univision)

Yakima-Pasco-Richland-Kennewick, WA: KORX (Univision)

Bakersfield, CA: KBAK (CBS)

Bakersfield, CA: KBFX (FOX/This TV)

Idaho Falls-Pocatello, ID: KIDK (CBS/FOX)

Idaho Falls-Pocatello, ID: KXPI (FOX)