Tegna, Fox Renew Affiliation Agreements
Tegna and Fox Corporation announced a comprehensive, multi-year deal Monday that renews station affiliation agreements for six Tegna markets, including three stations acquired last month from Nexstar Media Group.
The new agreement includes full carriage of the Fox broadcast network, including the NFL on Fox, the MLB World Series, WWE Friday Night SmackDown, The Masked Singer, 9-1-1 and Prodigal Son. The deal also covers continued carriage of Tegna’s Fox affiliates’ local station programming on all major streaming platforms.
“Tegna and Fox have a longstanding partnership in serving our communities with the highest caliber local and network programming,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO, Tegna. “This new multi-year agreement allows our viewers and advertisers continued access to premium content such as NFL football and award-winning local news, weather and sports.”
Michael Biard, president of operations and distribution for Fox added, “We are pleased to expand our relationship with Tegna across its growing Fox footprint. We look forward to providing our joint viewers with leading sports and entertainment programming from Fox, this season’s top broadcast network.”
The agreement includes renewals for these Tegna-owned Fox affiliates: KXVA in Abilene, TX; WPMT in Harrisburg, PA.; WTIC in Hartford, CT; WZDX in Huntsville, AL; KIDY in San Angelo, TX; and KMSB in Tucson, AZ.