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Richmond, VA, United States, 2015/09/16 - Media General, Inc., announced that it has reached a comprehensive, long-term agreement with ABC Television Network (“ABC”) to renew its existing affiliations - MediaGeneral.com. NYSE: MEG; NASDAQ: NXST
Media General, Inc. (“Media General” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s largest connected-screen media companies, today announced that it has reached a comprehensive, long-term agreement with ABC Television Network (“ABC”) to renew its existing affiliations. The agreement synchronizes Media General’s expanded ABC television station portfolio under a common, long-term affiliation agreement that expires in 2021.
"ABC has been a great partner over the years and we are pleased to extend our relationship,” said Vincent L. Sadusky, Media General’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This agreement enables us to continue providing more than six million television households in 12 markets nationwide with high-quality network programming that complements our strong local news and unique local content.”
“Media General is one of our larger affiliate groups and this long-term, comprehensive agreement assures that the value of our mutually beneficial relationship is fully recognized,” said John Rouse, Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations for the ABC Television Network. “We look forward to many more years of collaboration with Media General in these important local markets, and much success as our new season of programming launches over the next few weeks.”
The agreement includes renewals for the following affiliates: WTNH-TV in Hartford-New Haven, CT; WKRN-TV in Nashville, TN; WOTV-TV in Grand Rapids, MI; WHTM in Harrisburg, PA; WRIC-TV in Richmond, VA; WTEN-TV in Albany, NY; WATE-TV in Knoxville, TN; WBAY-TV in Green Bay, WI; WJBF-TV in Augusta, GA; WLAJ-TV in Lansing, MI; WYTV-TV in Youngstown, OH; and KTKA-TV in Topeka, KS.
About Media General
Media General (mediageneral.com) is one of the nation's largest connected-screen media companies that operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets, along with the industry's leading digital media business. Our robust portfolio of broadcast, digital and mobile products informs and engages 23% of U.S. TV households and more than two-thirds of the U.S. Internet audience.
Media General has one of the industry's largest and most diverse digital media businesses that includes LIN Mobile, Federated Media, HYFN, Dedicated Media and BiteSizeTV, all under the LIN Digital banner. With unmatched local-to-national reach and integrated marketing solutions, Media General is a one-stop-shop for agencies and brands that want to effectively and efficiently reach their target audiences across all screens.
Media General trades on the NYSE under the symbol “MEG.”