Mediacom, Media General reach local broadcast carriage agreement


Michelle Clancy

| 04 August 2015

Mediacom Communications has reached a carriage agreement for local US TV broadcast stations acquired by Media General from LIN Media.

The Media General/LIN Media stations will be reinstated on the Mediacom channel line-up in the markets where Media General operates the primary network affiliate. In the areas where it does not operate the primary network affiliate, some of the stations may be reinstated temporarily, but will be discontinued over the next several months.

The stations include: KWQC-NBC (Davenport, Iowa/Rock Island-Moline, Ill.), KIMT-CBS/MNT (Mason City, IA), KELO-CBS/MNT (Sioux Falls, S.D.), WANE-CBS (Fort Wayne, Ind.), WAVY-NBC and WVBT-FOX (Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va.), WTHI-CBS/FOX (Terre Haute, Ind.), WKRN-ABC (Nashville, Tenn.), KSNT-NBC and KTMJ-FOX (Topeka, Kan.), KSNW-NBC (Wichita-Hutchison, Kan.), WIAT-CBS (Birmingham, Ala.), WOTV-ABC and WOOD-NBC (Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich.), WBAY-ABC (Green Bay-Appleton, Wisc.), WFNA-CW (Mobile, Ala/Pensacola, Fla.) and KRON-MNT (San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif).

"We would like to thank our customers for their support, patience and loyalty as we worked to reach a new contract with Media General," said Ed Pardini, SVP of field operations at Mediacom.