Companies Continue Partnership in Key CMG Markets
New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – February 14, 2020 – Fox Corporation (Nasdaq FOXA, FOX) (“FOX”) and Cox Media Group (“CMG”) today announced a multi-year agreement that renews the FOX Network affiliations for four stations operated by CMG, including: WFXT in Boston, MA; WHBQ in Memphis, TN: WFOX in Jacksonville, FL; and KOKI in Tulsa, OK.
The agreement includes full carriage of the FOX Network, including leading sports and entertainment programs like the NFL on FOX, the MLB World Series, WWE Friday Night SmackDown, The Masked Singer, 9‑1‑1 and Prodigal Son. The deal also covers continued carriage of the four stations’ local programming on all major streaming platforms.
Michael Biard, president of Operations and Distribution for FOX, commented: “We are pleased to extend our relationship with these stations and continue a productive partnership with Cox Media Group and their management team. Together we will continue to bring FOX’s leading sports and entertainment programming to millions of households across the country.”
“Cox Media Group has enjoyed our partnership with FOX for many years and we are pleased to have secured a long-term deal to preserve this important relationship in our legacy Cox Media Group markets. Our award-winning, local news brands in Boston, Jacksonville, Tulsa and Memphis are all market-leaders and strong affiliates — making CMG the perfect partner for FOX,” said Cox Media Group CEO Kim Guthrie.
About Fox Corporation
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News Media, FOX Sports, FOX Entertainment, and FOX Television Stations. These brands hold cultural significance with consumers and commercial importance for distributors and advertisers. The breadth and depth of our footprint allows us to deliver content that engages and informs audiences, develop deeper consumer relationships and create more compelling product offerings. FOX maintains an impressive track record of news, sports, and entertainment industry success that will shape our strategy to capitalize on current strengths and invest in new initiatives. For more information about Fox Corporation, please visit www.FoxCorporation.com.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to diverse audiences in the communities in which it serves. The company’s operations primarily include 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 54 radio stations in 10 markets and numerous multi-platform streaming video and digital platforms. Cox Media Group’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable independent stations. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps and Gamut; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services with Local Solutions. For more information about Cox Media Group and its businesses, please visit www.coxmediagroup.com.
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