Back in March YouTube TV and Nexstar Media Group, INC. The CW Network’s parent company Nexstar Media Group, INC. announced a new deal with YouTube TV. With this deal, YouTube TV will continue to have access to the CW Network for years to come and will add even more local affiliates.
“We are extremely pleased to have reached agreement to continue carriage of its CW-affiliated stations on YouTube TV, especially as we move forward with our plans to transform The CW with additional sports programming and a new slate of prime-time entertainment shows this Fall,” said Dennis Miller, President of The CW Network. “YouTube TV is an important partner for our affiliates and us, and we look forward to expanding our relationship and growing our audience via this dynamic platform.”
This deal will add 59 new Nexstar Stations, including 29 CW-affiliated television stations, its 26 MyNetworkTV affiliates, and its four independent stations in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Oklahoma City, and Baton Rouge.
Most of the local CW affiliates owned by Nexstar are already live on YouTube. Now it seems that some of the independent and, hopefully, the MyNetworkTV affiliates will go live this week.
KRON4, one of these channels, has announced that it will go live on YouTube TV on June 30th, 2023. It is unknown right now how many others of the Nexstar stations will be added this week, but KRON4 has been confirmed.
Nexstar bought 75% ownership of The CW from Warner Bros. Discovery in October 2022. This deal will ensure no issues as the new owner continues to put their stamp on The CW.
Hopefully, soon all remaining Nexstar stations will be live on YouTube TV.