Nexstar and CBS Agree to Terms


Nexstar Broadcasting GroupCBS affiliates owned and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group will remain affiliated with the network  for the foreseeable future pursuant to terms of a new agreement between the two companies.

The pact involves five Nexstar stations.

As per usual, terms were not revealed.

Included in the deal are as renewals are KGPE-TV in Fresno, CA; KREX-TV in Grand Junction, CO; KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, NV and WTAJ-TV in Altoona, PA. Additionally, a brand new agreement was put in place for WYOU-TV in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA.

Nexstar CEO Perry A. Sook said, “We are delighted to extend our affiliation agreement with CBS in these markets. We recognize the value that the strong slate of CBS programming brings to our stations.” He noted that network programs “complement the high quality local news and other exclusive local content produced by Nexstar and allow us to deliver great entertainment and information to viewers and an excellent platform for marketing solutions for local and national advertisers.”

“We are very pleased to extend our affiliation with Nexstar and Mission in five key markets and happy they recognize the value our programming brings to their business,” said Ray Hopkins, President of Network Distribution for the CBS Television Network. “Nexstar has a proven record of providing local viewers with high-quality programming and strong community support and we look forward to reaching these audiences and continuing our long-time collaboration with Perry and his local teams for years to come.”