Today Nexstar the owner of The CW moved several affiliates to new TV channels in three markets. These markets are Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Panama City, Florida. With this move, Nexstar is moving The CW stations to be aired on the CW owned TV stations instead of ones owned by other networks.
Because of this move you may need to rescan your antenna and your The CW channel maybe on a different channel number.
“The addition of CW programming to these Nexstar-owned stations will bring the number of Nexstar and partner-owned CW affiliates to 45, covering more than 39% of U.S. TV Households,” said Andrew Alford, President of Nexstar’s broadcasting division. “As The CW’s #1 affiliate group, we are very pleased to be taking this step, especially as several new entertainment shows get set to premier and ACC college basketball moves deeper into its season—WWE NXT in Fall 2024 also will be a big hit. As a result, our CW-affiliated stations will be able to offer advertisers even more opportunities to reach viewers.”
Nexstar recently purchased a majority ownership of The CW and has as a result, been moving the network to new OTA TV stations that you can get free with an antenna in a growing number of markets.
“These stations are great additions to the CW family,” said Dennis Miller, President of The CW Network. “Each station has a deep relationship with its viewers, advertisers, and the communities it serves, which is exactly what we look for in an affiliate—each will be a superb ambassador for our programming.”