Media General, Inc. (NYSE:MEG), a local broadcast television and digital media company, today announced that it has agreed to a long-term renewal of its ABC network affiliation agreement for its television station WJBF-TV in Augusta, GA. “We’re pleased, consistent with expectations, to have renewed this agreement with our important network partner, ABC,” said George L. Mahoney, president and chief executive officer of Media General. About Media General Media General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the U.S. The company owns or operates 32 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their associated digital media and mobile platforms, in 29 markets. These stations reach 17.2 million or nearly 15% of U.S. TV homes. Seventeen of the 32 stations are located in the top 75 designated market areas. Media General first entered the local television business in 1955 when it launched WFLA in Tampa, Florida as an NBC affiliate. The company subsequently expanded its station portfolio through acquisition. In November 2013, Media General and Young Broadcasting merged, combining Media General’s 18 stations and Young’s 13 stations.
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