The agreements cover all 32 markets in which Gray owns and operates its 39 CBS-affiliated television stations comprising approximately 5.9 million TV households.
CBS Corp. and Gray Television today announced a multi-year deal that renews station affiliation agreements that otherwise would have expired at various times over the next couple of years.
The agreements cover all 32 markets in which Gray owns and operates its 39 CBS-affiliated television stations, ranging from Knoxville, Tenn., to North Platte, Neb., and collectively including approximately 5.9 million television households.
“We are pleased we have reached this renewal agreement with our valued partner Gray Television,” said Ray Hopkins, president, television networks distribution, CBS Corp. “Through this comprehensive deal, both parties recognize the near and long-term benefits in extending our strong relationship, including the value the number one Network brings to viewers.”
“A majority of Gray-owned CBS stations are No. 1 in the markets they serve and have been proud affiliates of CBS for five or more decades,” said Gray CEO Hilton H. Howell Jr. “From broadcast to digital and beyond, we will continue to evolve with CBS and better serve our local viewers, with high-quality network and local programming into the foreseeable future.”