West Virginia Media Holdings and Grant Broadcasting are moving 16 stations and two publications to the WorldNow Web, mobile and video platforms. Under their newly signed agreement, WorldNow will also provide local sales training and a national ad sales network.
WorldNow has signed on two new TV station groups for its Web, mobile and video platforms, Grant Broadcasting and West Virginia Media Holding, adding 16 stations and two publications to the more than 400 media outlets it now services.
As part of the agreements, WorldNow will also provide the groups with local sales training, programs and participation in its national advertising sales network.
The Grant Broadcasting stations:
- WAMY-WZDX Huntsville-Decatur-Florence, AL
- WWCW-WFXR Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA
- KLJB-KGCW Davenport-Rock Island, IA-Moline, IL
- WLAX-WEUX La Crosse-Eau Claire, WI
The West Virginia Media properties:
- WOWK Charleston-Huntington, WV
- WBOY-WVMH Clarksburg-Morgantown, WV
- WVNS-WVTV Beckley-Bluefield, WV
- WTRF, Wheeling, WV-Steubenville, OH
- MyFoxOhio Valley , Wheeling, WV-Steubenville, OH
- WTRF Wheeling, WV-Steubenville, OH
- West Virginia Illustrated
- The State Journal
“We are extremely excited about working with WorldNow to build and implement our strategic plan to grow digital audience and generate revenue for each of our properties,” said Bray Cary, CEO of West Virginia Media. “In addition to their leading technologies, WorldNow’s demonstrated ability to teach our stations how to build successful and profitable businesses online was a key factor in our decision to work with them.”
“WorldNow has been around for 12 years and offers our stations the experience and support they need,” said Drew Pfeiffer, President and CEO of Grant Broadcasting Stations. “We are excited to launch our sites and begin working with them to create meaningful revenue.”
“Both West Virginia Media and Grant Broadcasting are making a big commitment to take their digital businesses to the next level. We are excited to roll up our sleeves and begin working with them,” said Craig Smith, EVP Sales and Distribution for WorldNow.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to help all 18 properties increase audience and revenue and become leading local media sites in each of their markets.”