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Nexstar, YouTube TV Expand Deal to Include CW Stations
Nexstar and YouTube TV shook hands on a multi-year distribution deal that will see 59 stations launch on the platform. That includes 29 CW-affiliated television stations, 26 MyNetworkTV affiliates and four independent stations in Chicago, D.C., Oklahoma City and Baton Rouge.
Paul Curran is joining Cox Media, Cox Communication’s ad sales division, on Feb. 27 as SVP/GM. He most recently served as EVP, TV for Cox Media Group, overseeing programming, operations and sales for brands in nine markets.
Standard General, TEGNA Make Their Merger Case
The FCC’s third comment period for Standard General and TEGNA’s combination closed Friday, but it’s still not clear when regulators will complete their review of the decision.
Retrans Roll Call
INSP affiliate Imagicomm Communications and Verizon struck a retransmission agreement for Imagicomm Syracuse (WSYT – FOX68) and its MyNet partner My43 to be on Fios. Imagicomm acquired WSYT from Cox Media Group in August, which came with 11 other stations.
TEGNA-Standard General Merger to Continue in 2023
The pending $5.4 billion merger between Standard General and TEGNA will have to keep waiting. The FCC’s Media Bureau is seeking comment on three Standard General filings regarding retransmission consent, potential layoffs and concerns about future dealings between TEGNA and Cox Media Group.
Comcast, Nexstar Do Deal, FCC Complaints Still Pending
Nexstar and Comcast have kissed and made up, with WPIX returning to Comcast’s NYC DMA systems over the weekend.