The CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting will receive the NAMB Distinguished Achievement Award in September for “his courage in obtaining retransmission fees from cable companies.”
The National Association of Media Brokers (NAMB) announced it will honor Perry Sook of Nexstar Broadcasting Group with its “Distinguished Achievement Award” at its next meeting, Sept. 24, held in conjunction with the NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia.
Sook is the founder, chairman, president, and CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Nexstar owns and/or operates 59 network-affiliated television stations in 34 markets in the United States.
NAMB said of Sook: “While an overall exemplary broadcast executive, Mr. Sook is specifically being honored for his courage in obtaining retransmission fees from cable companies retransmitting Nexstar’s signals — a dramatic first and important achievement for the television industry.”