Media General re-ups with CBS


CBSStations in the Media General portfolio that are in the CBS universe will remain in the CBS universe for the foreseeable future, thanks to a brand new affiliation agreement.

As per usual, terms of the agreement were not released. But parties on both sides issued statements.

“We are excited to continue working with Media General to serve millions of viewers throughout the country,” said Ray Hopkins, President, Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation. “Nearly all of Media General’s CBS affiliates are #1 in their markets, and we are glad to see that they recognize the value our programming brings to their business.”

“We’re pleased to have signed long-term agreements for all of our CBS stations, covering 12 markets nationwide,” said George L. Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Media General. “These agreements strengthen our important partnership with CBS and enable us to continue providing our viewers with high-quality network programming.”

The agreement includes renewals for the following Media General affiliates:
The stations include:
* WRBL in Columbus, Ga.;
* WBTW in Florence, S.C.;
* WNCT in Greenville, N.C.;
* WHLT in Hattiesburg, Miss.;
* WJTV in Jackson, Miss.;
* WJHL-TV in Johnson City, Tenn.;
* KLFY in Lafayette, La.;
* WLNS-TV in Lansing, Mich.;
* WKRG-TV in Mobile, Ala.;
* KELO in Sioux Falls, S.D. (including its satellites KDLO in Florence, S.D. and * KPLO in Reliance, S.D.);
* KCLO in Rapid City, S.D.; and
* WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, S.C.