Scripps and CBS Sign Affiliation Agreement for Nashville Station

By Kevin Eck 

E.W. Scripps and CBS Corporation say they’ve signed an agreement to keep WTVF a CBS affiliate for the next three years.

This is the first CBS station for Scripps in nearly 20 years. Scripps got the Nashville CBS affiliate in its merger with Journal. It also got KMTV in Omaha. That affiliation agreement expires in mid-2016.

“Scripps is very pleased to have begun a new relationship with CBS,” said Brian Lawlor, svp of broadcast for Scripps. “CBS brings us strong prime-time programming, a great sports lineup and an aggressive over-the-top partnership with CBS All-Access. We look forward to using the strength of our combined resources to satisfy the news and information needs of the WTVF audience and the Nashville region.”