ABC and Media General Announce Long-Term Deal

By Kevin Eck 

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Media General and ABC Television Network have reached a long-term agreement to renew Media General’s existing affiliations.

“ABC has been a great partner over the years and we are pleased to extend our relationship,” said Vincent L. Sadusky, Media General president and CEO. “This agreement enables us to continue providing more than six million television households in 12 markets nationwide with high-quality network programming that complements our strong local news and unique local content.”

“Media General is one of our larger affiliate groups and this long-term, comprehensive agreement assures that the value of our mutually beneficial relationship is fully recognized,” said John Rouse, SVP of Affiliate Relations for the ABC Television Network. “We look forward to many more years of collaboration with Media General in these important local markets, and much success as our new season of programming launches over the next few weeks.”

The agreement includes WTNH in Hartford-New Haven, Conn., WKRN in Nashville, Tenn., WOTV in Grand Rapids, Mich., WHTM in Harrisburg, Pa., WRIC in Richmond, Va., WTEN in Albany, N.Y., WATE in Knoxville, Ten., WBAY in Green Bay, Wisc., WJBF in Augusta, Ga., WLAJ in Lansing, Mich., WYTV in Youngstown, Ohio, and KTKA in Topeka, Kan.