The new contract runs through 2022 and also adds over-the-top digital distribution agreements.
New owner Scripps signs a three-year renewal for its Nashville CBS outlet.
The “comprehensive” long-term deal covers 12 stations, many No. 1 in their markets.
The two renewal agreements covers all the group’s 10 Fox affils in eight markets and all its 26 CBS stations in 22 markets.
New agreements extend the affiliations for nine of the 11 CBS affiliates that Nexstar owns or operates. The agreements are good through the end of 2018.
The broadcaster reups with ABC in Boise Idaho; Las Vegas; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Tucson, Ariz.
Robert Prather, the group’s president-COO, says about 45% of Gray’s retrans deals are up this year and he hopes to have those concluded by year end. He’s set to talk with NBC about Gray’s 10 affiliates by the end of the month.
The group owner locks in new five-year deals to carry CW programming on 10 of its stations through August 2016.