33 More ABC Stations Are Coming to DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, & More


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BLACK-ISH - ABC's new family comedy, "black-ish," takes a fun yet bold look at one man's determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family. The series stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and special guest star Laurence Fishburne. (ABC/Adam Taylor) MARSAI MARTIN, MARCUS SCRIBNER, YARA SHAHIDI, ANTHONY ANDERSON, MILES BROWN, TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

BLACK-ISH - ABC's new family comedy, "black-ish," takes a fun yet bold look at one man's determination to establish a sense of cultural identity for his family. The series stars Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and special guest star Laurence Fishburne. (ABC/Adam Taylor) MARSAI MARTIN, MARCUS SCRIBNER, YARA SHAHIDI, ANTHONY ANDERSON, MILES BROWN, TRACEE ELLIS ROSSToday Nexstar Media Group announced that they have signed a long-term affiliation agreement with ABC covering 24 of its owned or operated stations through Dec. 31, 2022. This deal will allow Nexstar owned ABC stations to come to DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV, CenturyLink and ABC’s TV Everywhere.

It was also announced that ABC has extended their affiliation agreements for Nexstar sidecar companies: six stations owned by Mission Broadcasting, one station owned by Shield Media and two stations owned by Vaughn Media, and these nine stations have also entered into an OTT master agreement with ABC.

Perry A. Sook, Nexstar Media Group chairman-president-CEO, said: “We are delighted to reach this long-term extension of our affiliation agreements and forge OTT digital distribution agreements with ABC in a manner that mutually recognizes the value of our respective content offerings. As Nexstar grows, we continue to raise our commitment to support the evolving needs of the viewers, businesses and local communities that we serve each day by working with our network partners and distributors to deliver our content anywhere, anytime and on any device.

John Rouse, EVP of ABC affiliate relations and marketing, added: “We are very pleased to extend our affiliation with Nexstar in key markets and launch digital distribution services across their ABC-affiliated stations, while maintaining the value and integrity of our long-standing partnership.”

“Nexstar has consistently delivered strong local programming and community service, which has complemented ABC’s leading network news, primetime and sports programming. Our companies share a common goal of strengthening our audiences, advertisers and revenues and our new agreement with Nexstar is important to our mutual efforts.”

No timeline has been announced for when these stations will show up on DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, and more.

Nexstar ABC Stations:

  • Dothan – Ozark WDHN
  • New Haven – Hartford WTNH
  • Augusta WJBF
  • Rockford WTVO
  • Evansville WEHT
  • Terre Haute WAWV
  • Ames – Des Moines WOI-DT
  • Topeka KTKA
  • Battle Creek WOTV
  • Lansing WLAJ
  • Joplin – Pittsburg KODE
  • Hardin – Billings KSVI
  • Albany – Schenectady – Troy WTEN
  • Adams WCDC
  • Binghamton WIVT
  • Syracuse WSYR
  • Watertown WWTI
  • Youngstown WYTV
  • Wrie WJET
  • Harrisburg – Lancaster WHTM
  • Johnston City WJHL
  • Knoxville WATE
  • Memphis WATN
  • Nashville WKRN
  • Lubbock KAMC
  • Odessa – Midland KMID
  • Salt Lake City KTVX
  • Burlington WVNY
  • Ricmond WRIC
  • Clarksburg WBOY
  • Wheeling WTRF

Source: TVNewsCheck.com

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