Tribune Broadcasting Renews ABC Television Affiliation Agreement

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Tribune Broadcasting announced that it has reached a comprehensive, long-term agreement with ABC Television to renew the existing affiliations of WGNO-TV (New Orleans) and WQAD-TV (Davenport, Rock Island, Moline).  In addition, ABC has renewed its affiliation agreement with Dreamcatcher Broadcasting's WNEP-TV (Wilkes Barre), to which Tribune Broadcasting provides operational support under a shared services agreement.  Importantly, the agreement also synchronizes the affiliation renewals of all three television stations, making them coterminous in 2019.    

"We are pleased to extend our affiliate relationship with Tribune Broadcasting and look forward to much success together in these three, key ABC markets," said John Rouse, Senior Vice President for Affiliate Relations for The ABC Television Network.

"This long-term, comprehensive agreement is testimony to the strength of our partnership with ABC Television," said Larry Wert, President of Broadcast Media for Tribune Broadcasting.  "It enables us to provide an array of high-quality programming to viewers in our local ABC Television communities, including tremendous live events such as next month's Oscars, as well as local news, sports and entertainment."


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