DAYTON, OHIO — One of the nation’s biggest CBS affiliations can be found here in the Gem City, at Cox Media Group‘s long-dominant WHIO-7.
There will be no fear of any affiliation swap with Nexstar or Sinclair Broadcast Group for the foreseeable future.
Cox and ViacomCBS on Wednesday inked a multi-year deal that renews CBS Television Network affiliation agreements for not on WHIO, but also KIRO-7 in Seattle; KYMA-13 in Yuma, Ariz.-El Centro, Calif.; and KVIQ-6 in Eureka-Arcata, CA.
Also included in the agreement is Hoffman Communications’ WJAX-47 in Jacksonville, which maintains a shared services agreement with CMG.
This comes following the February 2020 deal for the affiliation agreements of former Northwest Broadcasting station WXVT-LD in Greenville, Miss. KYMA and KVIQ were under a different arrangement.
The CMG CBS affiliates will continue to be locally available to subscribers on CBS All Access as part of the deal.
“CBS has been our valued partner for many years, and we are very pleased to have renewed our affiliation,” said Cox Media Group CEO Dan York, who recently succeeded Kim Guthrie in the role. “With our WHIO-TV Channel 7 in Dayton, OH leading the way as the #1 CBS affiliate in the country, we are proud to continue our relationship with CBS and strengthen it further in years to come. Our CMG stations’ award-winning journalism coupled with the strong programming on CBS is a winning combination.”