CBS, Cox Renew Affiliation Agreements
ViacomCBS and Cox Media Group announced a multi-year deal that renews CBS Television Network affiliation agreements for five stations: KIRO Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.; WJAX Jacksonville, Fla.; WHIO Dayton, Ohio; KYMA Yuma-El Centro, Ariz.; and KVIQ Eureka, Calif.
The agreement for WJAX was approved by the station’s licensee, Hoffman Communications, to whom CMG provides certain services for the operation of the station.
The five markets combined reach nearly 3% of the U.S. and serve more than 3 million households. CMG is among the top 10 largest operators of CBS affiliates. Earlier this year, in February 2020, ViacomCBS and CMG entered into a multi-year renewal of the affiliation agreements for CMG’s WXVT-LD located in Greenville-Greenwood, Miss.
CMG’s CBS affiliates will continue to be locally available to subscribers on CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, and widely distributed across vMVPD platforms.
“We are happy to continue our longtime partnership with Cox Media Group,” said Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution, ViacomCBS. “Our agreement enables us to steadfastly serve CMG’s viewers and advertisers with industry leading entertainment, news and sports programming for years to come.”
“CBS has been our valued partner for many years, and we are very pleased to have renewed our affiliation,” said Cox Media Group CEO Dan York. “With our WHIO-TV Channel 7 in Dayton, Ohio, leading the way as the No. 1 CBS affiliate in the country, we are proud to continue our relationship with CBS and strengthen it further in years to come. Our CMG stations’ award-winning journalism coupled with the strong programming on CBS is a winning combination.”