MyTV Carriage Pacts Represent Nearly Half the Country

Mar 13, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s MyNetworkTV last week announced 11 more affiliation agreements, bringing the carriage commitments for the network that will launch Sept. 5 to 45 percent of the U.S TV universe.

Among the stations joining MyNetworkTV’s roster were Meredith Broadcasting Group’s UPN affiliate KPDX-TV in Portland, Ore. (market 23) and WB affiliate KSMO-TV in Kansas City, Mo. (31); Roberts Broadcasting-owned UPN-affiliate WRBU-TV in St. Louis (21); Venture Technologies Group-owned UPN affiliate WNYA-TV in Albany, N.Y. (55); and two digital stations, Television Wisconsin’s UPN affiliate WISC-TV in Madison (85); and QueenB Television’s UPN affiliate WKBT-TV in LaCrosse-Eau Claire, Wis. (123).

MyNetworkTV also announced deals last week with Raycom Media for its UPN-affiliated WUAB-TV in Cleveland (16), WB-affiliated KFVE-TV in Honolulu (72) and UPN-affiliated WBXH-TV in Baton Rouge, La. (96). In addition, agreements were reached with Capitol Broadcasting for WB-affiliated WWWB-TV in Charlotte, N.C. (27); and Mirage Media for UPN-affiliated KPSE-TV in Palm Springs (153).

Ten Fox-owned stations were committed to MyNetworkTV when it was announced. Sinclair Broadcast Group added 17 affiliates in one deal announced the week before last.