Sinclair renews 10 stations with CW


The 10 CW affiliates that Sinclair Broadcast Group owns and/or operates will stay with the network for five more years. Sinclair and the CW Network announced renews through August 31, 2016, adding five years to affiliation deals which were to have run through this August.

“As one of the larger CW affiliate groups, we are pleased to renew our partnership with the Network,” said Steve Marks, COO of Sinclair’s Television group.  “We believe the five-year extension demonstrates The CW’s commitment to its affiliates.  We look forward to this Fall’s return of such popular shows as ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Nikita,’ and ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ and eagerly await the return of Sarah Michelle Gellar to broadcast TV in the CW’s newest series, ‘Ringer.'”  

“SBG and The CW have a history of working together in providing viewers with world class programming and building station value,” said Elizabeth Tumulty, Executive Vice President, Network Distribution, The CW.  “We’re pleased to extend our long-term partnership with SBG as The CW prepares to launch our most exciting and aggressive Fall schedule to date.”

Extending their affiliation agreements are:

WUCW – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (DMA 15)
WLFL – Raleigh/Durham, NC (DMA 25)
WNUV – Baltimore, MD (DMA 26) (operated by Sinclair pursuant to a local marketing agreement)
WNAB – Nashville, TN (DMA 29) (provided services by Sinclair pursuant to an outsourcing agreement)
WVTV – Milwaukee, WI (DMA 35)
KMYS – San Antonio, TX (DMA 37)
WTTO – Birmingham, AL (DMA 40)
WDBB – Birmingham, AL (DMA 40) (simulcast of WTTO-TV and operated by Sinclair pursuant to a local marketing agreement)
KVCW – Las Vegas, NV (DMA 42)
KOCB – Oklahoma City, OK (DMA 45)