Tegna And NBC Renew Affiliation Agreement
Tegna Inc. and NBC today announced a comprehensive, multiyear deal that renews station affiliation agreements for 20 Tegna markets nationwide, including 10 of the top 25 markets for NBC. The 20 markets renewed cover 17% of the U.S. audience and nearly 21 million households. Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC affiliates.
“As the largest NBC affiliate group among independent station groups, we are proud of our longstanding partnership that serves our communities,” said Dave Lougee, Tegna president and CEO. “This new multiyear agreement allows our stations to continue providing consumers and advertisers with premium network content such as Today, Sunday Night Football and the Tokyo Olympic Games. We value our collaboration, which enables us to provide must-have national content alongside our award-winning local news, weather and sports.”
“We value our longtime partnership with Tegna, which includes key markets across the country,” said Philip Martzolf, president, NBC Affiliate Relations. “Together, we look forward to continuing to provide NBC programming to millions of households.”
The agreement includes renewals for these Tegna-owned NBC affiliates: WXIA Atlanta, GA; KPNX-KNAZ Phoenix; KING Seattle; KARE Minneapolis; KUSA Denver; WKYC Cleveland; KGW Portland, Ore.; WCNC Charlotte, N.C.; KSDK St. Louis; WTHR Indianapolis; WTLV Jacksonville, Fla.; WGRZ Buffalo, N.Y.; WBIR Knoxville, Tenn.; WCSH Portland, Maine; KCEN-KAGS Waco, Texas; KTVB Boise, Idaho;, along with KTFT Twin Falls, Idaho; KWES Odessa-Midland, Texas; KJAC Beaumont, Texas; and WLBZ Bangor, Maine.