ViacomCBS Renews Agreements with Sinclair, Keeping Local Stations on CBS All Access

ViacomCBS and Sinclair announced today multi-year agreements for 13 Sinclair-owned CBS stations. The 13 markets combined reach about 5% of the U.S. audience serving nearly six million television households.

With the agreement, Sinclair-owned affiliate stations will continue to be available for CBS All Access subscribers in the markets those stations cover. The agreement includes renewals for the following affiliate stations:

  • WRGB in Albany, NY
  • KBAK in Bakersfield, CA
  • KFDM in Beaumont, TX
  • KBOI in Boise, ID
  • WKRC in Cincinnati, OH
  • KDBC in El Paso, TX
  • KVAL in Eugene, OR
  • WWMT in Grand Rapids, MI
  • WHP in Harrisburg, PA
  • KTVL in Medford, OR
  • KPTH in Sioux City, IA
  • WPEC in West Palm Beach, FL
  • KIMA in Yakima, WA.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Sinclair that covers several early renewals,” said Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution, ViacomCBS. “We look forward to providing our best-in-class news, sports and entertainment programming to millions of households in Sinclair markets through our valued and long-standing partnership.”

Barry Faber, President, Distribution & Network Relations for Sinclair, commented: “We are happy to have reached agreement to continue to offer our viewers CBS content, including primetime and sports programming, which complements our stations’ valuable local news and syndicated content. The renewal is testament to the symbiotic relationship between a network and its affiliates.”