ABC Radio and Skyview Networks have agreed to an early extension of their content, ad sales, affiliate sales and audio distribution agreement. This early renewal means their close relationship will continue through 2026.
The companies believe the renewal allows ABC Radio and Skyview Networks to continue their growth in audio syndication and sales, while preparing the two entities to expand their relationship with news and entertainment brands seeking strategic partnerships that generate strong results.
“In August 2014, ABC Radio and Skyview Networks partnered to offer radio stations exceptional content while offering advertising clients unique opportunities to associate with ABC’s brands,” said Steve Jones, VP/GM of ABC Radio. “Since then, we have affiliated over 1,650 radio stations reaching 73-million listeners weekly. We’re actively pursuing strategic opportunities to collaborate with content creators seeking to access radio audiences using the world-class avenue to consumers ABC Radio has built with Skyview Networks.”
Ken Thiele, President of Skyview Networks, added, “Skyview Networks is proud to extend our partnership with ABC Radio. This early renewal speaks to the success of our collaboration and allows us to continue our joint initiative to deliver quality content to radio stations and provide the media community impactful advertiser opportunities. We look forward to deepening our relationship, as we further explore options that will expand the ABC Radio offering. We feel privileged to have ABC Radio at our side as Skyview Networks continues to experience healthy, sustainable growth.”
ABC Radio produces ABC News Radio; entertainment service ABC Air Power; ABC Urban Suite, for Urban formats; ABC Sports Radio; and ABC Digital, publisher of news, entertainment, lifestyle and music format-specific stories licensed directly to more than 700 radio station websites.
Founded in 1995, Skyview is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. and focuses on national sales and broadcast network solutions for national news organizations, professional and collegiate sports franchises, and syndicated radio.