CW And Nexstar Sign New Affiliation Deal

The agreement extends affiliations for nine Nexstar stations and two owned by Mission Broadcasting.

The CW Network and Nexstar Broadcasting Group today reached new long-term affiliation agreements for all nine of Nexstar’s CW affiliates across the country.

“The CW and Nexstar have enjoyed an incredibly successful relationship through our affiliated stations around the country, as both companies have grown over the years. We’re thrilled to extend our partnership well into the future,” said Chris Brooks, SVP, network distribution, The CW.

Nexstar Broadcasting Group President-CEO, Perry A. Sook added: “We are delighted to extend our affiliation agreements for our existing CW stations and to continue to bring CW’s unique brand and critically acclaimed programming to our viewers. Nexstar complements the CW line up with our production of high quality, original, local news and other exclusive local programming. The CW ended the 2014–15 season with a 12% increase in total viewership year-to-year and with the combined CW and Nexstar programming we are delivering great entertainment and information to viewers and an excellent marketing solutions platform for local and national advertisers.”

The stations extending their affiliation agreements with The CW are KASW Phoenix; KUCW Salt Lake City; WCWJ Jacksonville, Fla.; WLMT Memphis, Tenn.; WWCW-WFXR Roanoke, Va.; WBRL Baton Rouge, La.; KGCW Davenport, Iowa; KGET-D2 Bakersfield, Calif.; and WWTI-D2 Watertown, N.Y

Mission Broadcasting’s stations KASN Little Rock, Ark., and WTVW Evansville, Ind. (for which Nexstar provides certain services), also entered new long-term CW affiliation agreements.

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