Sinclair and NBC renew affiliate agreements

The four markets involved in the agreement serve about 1.4 million households total. (Image: Sinclair)

Sinclair and NBC have entered into a multiyear renewal of the NBC affiliations for Sinclair stations KSNV in Las Vegas; WJAC in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and WTOV in Wheeling, West Virginia.

The deal also covers Cunningham Broadcasting NBC affiliate KRNV in Reno, Nevada, a station for which Sinclair provides sales and other services to under a joint sales agreement.  

In all, the four markets involved in the agreement serve about 1.4 million households.

"We are pleased to renew our agreements with NBC, a longtime partner and provider of some of broadcast television's most popular entertainment, news and sports programming," said Barry Faber, Sinclair's executive vice president for Distribution and Network Relations, in a statement. "The renewals reflect the value of the symbiotic relationship between NBC's programming and the local news and syndicated content we provide."

"We are happy to be renewing our affiliation with Sinclair and Cunningham in these four markets and look forward to continued collaboration to provide high quality NBC broadcast content to complement each station's local news and programming," said Jean Dietze, president of Affiliate Relations for NBC Broadcasting.

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