Today CBS and Nexstar media announced that they have reached a deal to renew 19 CBS affiliate stations. These 19 stations are owned and operated by Nexstar and would have had their contracts expire at the end of 2019.
“We are pleased to reach this agreement with our longtime and valued partner Nexstar well ahead of the expiration date of the existing contracts,” said Ray Hopkins, President, Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation. “Nexstar has a proven record of providing local viewers with high-quality programming and community support, and we look forward to partnering with Perry and his team to serve these audiences for years to come.”
Hopkins continued, “This agreement marks the second marketplace distribution deal CBS has reached in just the last week and a half, coming to fair terms with another great partner who understands the value America’s Most Watched Network brings to the viewers we both serve.”
The agreement includes renewals for these Nexstar-owned CBS affiliates: WSPA in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; WIAT in Birmingham, Ala.; KRQE in Albuquerque, N.M.; WIVB in Buffalo, N.Y.; WPRI in Providence, R.I.; WKRG in Mobile, Ala.; WJTV in Jackson, Miss.; WBTW in Myrtle Beach, S.C.; WJHL in Johnson City, Tenn. (Tri-Cities DMA); WANE in Ft. Wayne, Ind., WNCT in Greenville, N.C.; KELO in Sioux Falls, S.D.; WRBL in Columbus, Ga.; WHLT in Hattiesburg, Miss.; and KCLO in Rapid City, S.D.; as well as KRQE’s satellite stations KBIM in Roswell, N.M. and KREZ in Durango, Col.; and KELO’s satellite stations KPLO in Reliance, S.D. and KDLO in Florence, S.D.
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