Today, Nexstar Media Group and Fox announced a multi-year agreement to renew Fox network affiliations for Nexstar owned and operated stations in 31 markets. Nexstar is also acquiring 8 Fox affiliates from its pending acquisition of Tribune, and the agreement would cover those markets as well.
“We are delighted to reach this long-term extension of our affiliation agreements with FOX well ahead of the expiration date of the existing contracts and in a manner that mutually recognizes the value of our partnership,” stated Perry A. Sook, Nexstar Media Group Founder, Chairman, President and CEO. “The combination of Nexstar’s highly-rated local news programming with FOX’s exciting sports and entertainment programming support our goals for delivering great content and information to viewers, while providing effective, multiplatform marketing opportunities for local and national advertisers.”
“We are pleased to continue our affiliation with Nexstar, which is one of our longstanding and valued partners,” added Mike Biard, President, Operations and Distribution for Fox Corporation. “Together FOX and Nexstar deliver leading primetime, sports and local programming to our audiences, and with this new agreement we look forward to continuing to provide consumers with an unrivaled television viewing experience for years to come.”
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