Nexstar & Gray Television Extend Their CW Partnership & Launch a New The CW Channel in Atlanta





Today, Nexstar the owners of The CW, announced a new deal with Gray Television to expand and extend their partnership to offer The CW. With this deal, Gray Television will renew its deals to offer The CW in 42 markets. In total, Gray Television will offer The CW in 55 markets, 13 of them are from a previous deal.

Gray Television will also launch a new The CW affiliate in Atlanta Georiga on PeachtreeTV WPCH-TV on September 2nd 2023.

 “Gray Television has been a great partner of The CW from the beginning,” said Dennis Miller, President of The CW Network. “We look forward to sharing more success together as we transform and grow the network and add WPCH-TV to The CW’s expanding portfolio of affiliate partners. Atlanta is an important market for the CW, especially with ACC football and basketball debuting this Fall and NASCAR’s Xfinity Series racing coming in 2025.”

This comes as The CW will have a new home in Pittsburgh starting next month. The network will change from WPCW-TV’s Channel 19 to its new affiliate station, WPNT-TV Channel 22.1, according to reports.

The CW’s contract with CBS is coming to an end later this year meaning they will need to find new affiliates in a handful of markets around the Untied States. This is one more step on its path to launch new The CW channels in affected markets.

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