CBS Moves Indianapolis Affiliation to Tribune's WTTV-TV
Existing contracts renewed nationwide
August 11, 2014
NEW YORK—CBS Corp. and Tribune Broadcasting announced a comprehensive, long-term
agreement that renews their
existing affiliation agreements and gives the network a new
home in the Indianapolis market on Tribune Broadcasting’s WTTV-TV.
Under terms of the agreement, the CBS affiliate in the Indianapolis
area will move from LIN Media’s WISH-TV (Ch. 8) and begin broadcasting on WTTV
(Ch. 4) on Jan. 1, 2015.
With the CBS affiliation, WTTV becomes the new home of the NFL’s
Indianapolis Colts beginning in 2015. The station will also broadcast
other live sports, including NCAA football and basketball games.
The agreement also includes early renewals for four Tribune
Media-owned CBS affiliates: WREG-TV in Memphis, Tenn.; WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Ala;
KFSM-TV in Ft. Smith, Ark., as well as a renewal for WTVR-TV in Richmond, Va.
In addition, CBS has renewed its affiliation agreement with Dreamcatcher
Broadcasting’s Norfolk, Va., WTKR, to which Tribune Broadcasting provides
operational support under a shared services agreement.
LIN Media has not yet released a statement about the transfer.