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Sinclair Broadcast Group and CBS Corp., reached a multi-year deal to renew three station affiliation deals for TV stations that serve about 1.5 million households.

The stations included in the agreement are KGAN in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; KGBT in Harlingen, Texa; and WGME in Portland, Maine, all of which were set to expire at the end of 2018.

“We are pleased we have reached this renewal agreement with Sinclair,” Ray Hopkins, president of network distribution for CBS Television Network, comments. “This is a win-win with our longtime partner who recognizes the value that the number one network brings to viewers in these markets, while CBS continues to deliver industry-leading content and achieve both our short- and long-term economic goals.”

Another affiliation between CBS and WTVH in Syracuse, N.Y., —a station Sinclair provides sales and services to under a joint sales agreement — was also renewed.

“We are pleased to renew our agreements with CBS, a longtime partner and provider of some of the most popular entertainment and sports programming,” Barry Farber, EVP for distribution and network relations at Sinclair, notes. “The renewals reflect the value of the symbiotic relationship, with the local news and syndicated content we provide.”

Back in June, Sinclair and CBS renewed four other affiliate deals for stations covering more than 2 million households. The stations include KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah; KEYE in Austin; WSBT in South Bend, Ind.; and WGFL in Gainesville, Fla.

That deal included a commitment to offer Sinclair’s CBS affiliates on YouTube TV in markets where the streaming services is offered, as well as participating in CBS All Access. The latest affiliate renewals made no mention of commitments related to CBS All Access or YouTube TV.

According to Sinclair, the company’s CBS affiliates reach 8 percent of the United States, covering more than 9 million households.

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