WGN America, YouTube TV Set Carriage Deal

The new agreement makes Nexstar’s cable network available to more than 3 million new streaming subscribers in 2021.

Nexstar Media Group announced today that its wholly-owned cable network, WGN America, has reached a new multi-year agreement with YouTube TV to be carried by the cloud-based streaming service beginning Jan. 19, 2021.

The agreement enables WGN America to add more than 3 million new subscribers to the national reach of the cable network, currently available in approximately 75 million television households across the United States. WGN America is the home of NewsNation, the live nationwide newscast airing in primetime every night.

“We are extremely happy to have WGN America joining YouTube TV and we expect to continue the strategic expansion of WGN America to even more viewers in the months ahead,” said Sean Compton, president of the networks division of Nexstar Inc. “We look forward to bringing WGN America’s programming and NewsNation’s fact-based, unbiased reporting to YouTube TV subscribersincluding coverage of the presidential inauguration, which takes place just after our partnership begins.”


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