Lockwood adds ABC in Sherman-Ada market


Lockwood Broadcast Group already has NBC and CW as DTV signals on KTEN-TV Sherman, TX-Ada, OK. Now it’s adding ABC as well on digital channel 10.3.

The new affiliation agreement was announced by Dave Hanna, President, Lockwood Broadcast Group, and John Rouse, Senior Vice President, Affiliate Relations, ABC Television Network.

The new channel is being branded “ABC Texoma.” Lockwood recently announced that the launch is being partially funded by a grant from the Denison (TX) Development Alliance because of the new jobs it will create. The broadcast company itself is spending millions to expand its facility.

“We are very pleased to be teaming with Lockwood Broadcasting and look forward to the launch of ABC Texoma,” said Rouse. “Localism plays an integral role in ABC’s far-reaching relationships with television stations nationwide, and we’re pleased to utilize the benefits of the digital spectrum to bring our ABC Network programming, complemented by locally-produced news broadcasts, to better serve viewers in the Sherman/Ada area.”

“We are thrilled to add the ABC television network to the KTEN Media brand. We pledge to continue our commitment to the wonderful communities of Texoma. With ABC we have a unique opportunity to provide even more news and entertainment options to our viewers,” said Hanna.

The addition of ABC at KTEN will give the Sherman-Ada market a full complement of the Big four networks. Rival KXII-TV has CBS and Fox, plus MyNetworkTV.

With the addition of this new station, ABC will have a total of 237 affiliates, which includes its 10 O&O stations.

Lockwood Broadcast Group owns KTEN Media (NBC, CW, and soon ABC) serving the Sherman, TX-Ada, OK market, WQCW (CW) in Charleston/Huntington, WV and WHDF (CW) in Huntsville, AL.