Scripps Signs New Deals With Two Network Partners


The E.W. Scripps Company has no plans in the works for a “great affiliate switch” in any of its markets.

The Cincinnati-based company on Thursday inked new multi-year affiliation agreements with ABC for all 15 of its affiliate stations.

Scripps’ ABC stations are in Bakersfield; Baltimore; Boise, Idaho; Buffalo-Niagara Falls; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Denver; Detroit; Indianapolis; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Diego; Tampa-St. Petersburg; Tucson; and Twin Falls, Idaho.

At the same time, Scripps signed a new deal that retains CBS programming on its WTVF-5 in Nashville.

“These renewals reinforce our long-standing relationships with two of our most important network partners,” said Brian Lawlor, president of Local Media for Scripps. “Together, we serve local communities around the country with news, entertainment, sports and other high-quality programming that draws tens of millions of viewers a day. We value our strong, mutually beneficial partnerships with these networks.”