The agreement covers 10 stations and runs through 2019. "Scripps is one of the largest owners of ABC affiliates, and we look forward to continuing our long-time collaboration with them," said John Rouse, SVP of affiliate relations for ABC. Terms were not disclosed.
Scripps, ABC Sign New Affiliation Deal
The E.W. Scripps Co.and ABC have signed a new five-year affiliation agreement covering 10 Scripps stations through December 2019.
Included in this agreement are the Scripps stations in KERO Bakersfield, Calif.; WMAR Baltimore; WCPO Cincinnati; WEWS Cleveland; KMGH Denver; WXYZ Detroit; WRTV Indianapolis; KNXV Phoenix; KGTV San Diego; and WFTS Tampa, Fla. In June, Scripps acquired ABC affiliate WKBW Buffalo, N.Y., which remains under a separate agreement through the end of 2018.
Terms were not disclosed.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with ABC that reaffirms our long-standing partnership dating back to the 1940s,” said Brian Lawlor, SVP of television for Scripps. “For decades, ABC has programmed some of the best news and entertainment programming on TV. The continued success of ABC’s primetime shows along with the strength of ABC News is the perfect match to our strong local news and digital brands. We look forward to using the strength of our combined resources to satisfy the news and information needs of our local communities.”
“We’re very pleased to have completed this agreement with Scripps,” said John Rouse, SVP of affiliate relations for the ABC Television Network. “Scripps is one of the largest owners of ABC affiliates, and we look forward to continuing our long-time collaboration with them.”