Tegna and NBC Renew Station Affiliation Agreements For 20 Markets

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Tegna and NBC have agreed a new multi-year deal that renews station affiliation agreements for 20 markets nationwide. According to Tegna, the deal includes 10 of the top 25 markets for NBC and covers more than 21 million households in total.

Specifically, the new agreement includes renewals for WXIA in Atlanta, Ga.; KPNX/KNAZ in Phoenix, Ariz.; KING in Seattle, Wash.; KARE in Minneapolis, Minn.; KUSA in Denver, Colo.; WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio; KGW in Portland, Ore.; WCNC in Charlotte, N.C.; KSDK in St. Louis, Mo.; WTHR in Indianapolis, Ind.; WTLV in Jacksonville, Fla.; WGRZ in Buffalo, N.Y.; WBIR in Knoxville, Tenn.; WCSH in Portland, Maine; KCEN/KAGS in Waco, Texas; KTVB in Boise, Idaho, along with KTFT in Twin Falls, Idaho; KWES in Odessa-Midland, Texas; KBMT in Beaumont, Texas; and WLBZ in Bangor, Maine.

As the largest NBC affiliate group among independent station groups, we are proud of our longstanding partnership that enables us to serve local communities,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO, Tegna. “This new multi-year agreement allows our stations to continue providing consumers and advertisers with premium network content such as TODAY, Sunday Night Football and this summer’s Paris Olympic Games alongside our award-winning local news, weather and sports.”

While good news for NBC fans, Tegna is still currently locked in a dispute with DirecTV. The dispute started in December and resulted in DirecTV, DirecTV Stream and U-verse customers losing access to a number of local stations in various markets.

Soon after the start of the dispute, Tegna accused DirecTV of not taking negotiations seriously after requesting military facilities to be excluded from the blackout. As to be expected, DirecTV sees things very differently.

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