MyNetworkTV Signs 12 More Affiliates

May 1, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s MyNetworkTV announced Monday it has signed 12 more affiliates, including four owned by Pegasus Broadcast Television, raising the network’s clearances to 121 markets representing nearly 71 percent of the TV homes in the country.

The Pegasus stations include WB-affiliated WILF-TV in Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pa. (the 54th-largest market in the country); UPN affiliate WPME-TV in Portland-Auburn, Maine (74); and digital channels operated by Fox-affiliated WDSI-TV in Chattanooga, Tenn. (86) and CBS-affiliated WGFL-TV in Gainesville, Fla. (162).

Two of the deals were struck in Alaska with Fireweed Communications, for low-power station K17HC in Juneau (207) and WB affiliate KYES-TV in Anchorage (155).

The other agreements included a secondary affiliation position on KM Television’s WB affiliate KWKB-TV in Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Iowa City and Dubuque, Iowa (88) and primary status on UPN affiliate KEJB-TV in Monroe-El Dorado, Ark. (135).

Some of the deals included digital channels operated by CBS affiliate WDBJ-TV in Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va. (68); Media General’s NBC affiliate WSAV-TV in Savannah, Ga. (97); Stainless Broadcasting’s UPN affiliate WBPN-TV in Binghamton, N.Y. (156); and Saga Broadcasting’s low-power UPN affiliate KXTS-TV in Victoria, Texas (205).