May 10 (Reuters) - U.S. broadcaster Tribune Media Co , which agreed to be bought by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc, reported a loss in the first quarter, compared to a profit a year earlier, hurt partly by lower ad revenue from its TV and entertainment business.
The company said net loss was $85.6 million, or 99 cents per share in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a net income of $11.1 million, or 12 cents per share, a year earlier.
Tribune said it recorded an impairment charge of $122 million in the quarter.
Operating revenue fell to $439.9 million from $468.5 million.
Sinclair on Monday said it would buy Tribune for about $3.9 billion, giving Sinclair a greater foothold in big broadcast markets like New York and Chicago. (Reporting by Pushkala A and Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)