Scripps Renews ABC Affiliations

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

Scripps has entered into an agreement with ABC to extend the network affiliation of six Scripps stations through January 2015. The stations are WXYZ Detroit, KNXV Phoenix, WFTS Tampa, WEWS Cleveland, WMAR Baltimore and WCPO Cincinnati.

The previous agreements had ended Jan. 31, 2010, with the stations operating on short-term extensions since then. On the group’s third quarter earnings call earlier this month, Scripps TV Senior VP Brian Lawlor said “the conversations continue and are productive.”

The new agreement includes a license fee paid by Scripps to ABC for network programming. More…