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Hulu will add Nexstar’s independent stations under new deal

The deal covers more than 120 broadcast stations.

The deal covers more than 120 broadcast stations.

The home screen of Disney's general entertainment streaming service Hulu.
The home screen of Disney’s general entertainment streaming service Hulu. (Graphic by The Desk)

The Walt Disney Company’s general entertainment streaming service Hulu and broadcaster Nexstar Media Group have extended a carriage deal that will see the streamer continue to offer Nexstar-owned ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates on their premium live television service.

The deal announced on Monday will also see Hulu add dozens of independent stations and MyNetwork affiliates owned by Nexstar to the Hulu with Live TV service, which costs $70 a month and comes bundled with Disney Plus and ESPN Plus.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Nexstar says the extended agreement covers more than 120 local television stations across the country. Those stations include Nexstar-controlled CW affiliate WPIX (Channel 11) in New York and Nexstar-owned KTLA (Channel 5) in Los Angeles and WGN-TV (Channel 9) in Chicago.

Hulu with Live TV is available on a wide variety of devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (Google TV) and Apple TV, as well as on most popular smartphones and tablets. The service offers local ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox stations in most television markets across the country, as well as CW, MyNetwork and independent stations in select areas.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).