CBS Corp. announced Thursday that it has entered into a comprehensive multiyear deal that renews the network’s affiliation agreements with the Tegna station group. The deal affects 11 Tegna markets nationwide, including the top 10 markets Washington, D.C., and Houston, Texas.
Overall, the 11 markets cover 10 percent of the U.S. audience and nearly 11 million households.
Tegna CBS affiliates are also locally available to subscribers of CBS All Access, the network’s subscription video on demand streaming platform.
“Tegna is a valued and longtime CBS partner,” said Ray Hopkins, president of Television Networks Distribution for CBS Corp. “We are pleased to extend this important relationship between America’s No. 1 network and an industry-leading local broadcaster. We look forward to continuing this great relationship delivering premium content to the viewers we both serve.”
Added Dave Lougee, president and CEO of Tegna: “CBS and Tegna have a valuable partnership that serves communities across the country with a powerful combination of premium national and local content. We value our partnership with CBS and are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship. This multiyear agreement enables our stations to continue providing consumers and advertisers with must-have local and network content on multiple platforms.”
The agreement includes renewals for these Tegna-owned CBS affiliates: WLTX in Columbia, S.C.; WFMY in Greensboro, N.C.; KHOU in Houston, Texas; KTHV in Little Rock, Ark.; WMAZ in Macon, Ga.; WWL in New Orleans, La.; KENS in San Antonio, Texas; KREM in Spokane, Wash.; WTSP in Tampa, Fla.; KYTX in Tyler, Texas; and WUSA in Washington, D.C.