10 million television households across 10 markets are covered in new deal, which also includes the launch of CBS All Access.
CBS Corp. and Tegna Inc. today made a comprehensive deal that renews station affiliation agreements for 10 Tegna Media markets nationwide. The markets renewed cover over 9% of the U.S. and serve more than 10 million households.
The new deal also includes Tegna’s participation in CBS All Access, the company’s digital subscription, video on demand and Nielsen-measured live streaming service. The addition of all Tegna CBS-affiliated stations will expand the live linear feed coverage of CBS All Access to 85% of U.S. households by year-end.
“Tegna is an important and valued broadcasting partner,” said Ray Hopkins, president, television networks distribution, CBS Corp. “We are pleased that in extending this deal, our largest affiliate station group realizes the value CBS programming provides to their stations. The broad launch of CBS All Access by every Tegna CBS-affiliated station is indicative of our strong partnership with Tegna, which we look forward to continuing to build upon for many years to come.”
“This agreement will benefit both companies in the near and long-term,” said Dave Lougee, president, Tegna Media. “Tegna Media is a longtime proud partner of the CBS Television Network, and we look forward to a strong relationship for years to come.”
The agreement includes renewals for Tegna-owned CBS affiliates: WUSA Washington, D.C.; WTSP Tampa, Fla.; WFMY Greensboro, N.C.; KTHV Little Rock, Ark.; WLTX Columbia, S.C.; WMAZ Macon, Ga.; KREM Spokane, Wash.; KHOU Houston; KENS San Antonio, Texas; and WWL New Orleans.