TEGNA Solidifies A Multi-Year Renewal With CBS


There’ll be no “great affiliate swaps” in any markets where TEGNA owns television stations airing programming from the CBS Television Network.

CBS Corp. and the Tysons, Va.-based media company formerly known as Gannett on Thursday (6/6) reached “a comprehensive, multi-year deal” that renews station affiliation agreements for 11 TEGNA markets.

The stations are:

  • WLTX-19 in Columbia, S.C.
  • WFMY-2 in Greensboro, N.C.
  • KHOU-11 in Houston
  • KTHV-11 in Little Rock
  • WMAZ-13 in Macon, Ga.
  • WWL-4 in New Orleans
  • KENS-5 in San Antonio
  • KREM-2 in Spokane, Wash.
  • WTSP-10 in Tampa, Fla.
  • KYTX-19 in Tyler, Tex.
  • WUSA-9 in Washington, D.C.

The deal allows the TEGNA CBS affiliates to be made locally available to subscribers of CBS All Access, the Network’s subscription video on demand streaming platform.

“CBS and TEGNA have a valuable partnership that serves communities across the country with a powerful combination of premium national and local content” said Dave Lougee, President/CEO of TEGNA. “This multi-year agreement enables our stations to continue providing consumers and advertisers with must-have local and network content on multiple platforms.”

Ray Hopkins, President of Television Networks Distribution at CBS Corp., added, “We are pleased to extend this important relationship between [CBS] and an industry-leading local broadcaster. We look forward to continuing this great relationship delivering premium content to the viewers we both serve.”