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Paramount, Sinclair renew affiliation agreements, channels will stay on Paramount Plus

The deal covers more than 21 CBS affiliates owned by Sinclair.

The deal covers more than 21 CBS affiliates owned by Sinclair.

The CBS Building in New York City.
The CBS Building in New York City. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons, Graphic by The Desk)

Paramount Global and Sinclair Broadcast Group announced a renewal of their long-term affiliation agreements on Friday.

The deal will keep CBS network programming on 21 Sinclair-owned local TV stations, all of which will continue to be distributed on the premium version of streaming service Paramount Plus with Showtime and other streaming services, the companies affirmed. The deal also includes two local TV stations owned by Granite Broadcasting and New Age Media, whose outlets are operated by Sinclair through local marketing agreements.

Paramount executives said Sinclair is one of the largest operators of independent CBS affiliates in the country, with its stations reaching more than 10 million television households.

The stations covered by the new affiliation agreement with Sinclair include:

  • KBAK (Channel 29) in Bakersfield, California
  • KBOI (Channel 2) in Boise, Idaho
  • KDBC (Channel 4) in El Paso, Texas
  • KEPR (Channel 19) in Kennewick, Washington
  • KEYE (Channel 42) in Austin, Texas
  • KFDM (Channel 6) in Beaumont, Texas
  • KGAN (Channel 2) in Iowa City, Iowa
  • KHQA (Channel 7) in Quincy, Illinois
  • KIMA (Channel 29) in Yakima, Washington
  • KLEW (Channel 3) in Lewiston, Idaho
  • KPTH (Channel 44) in Sioux City, Iowa
  • KRCG (Channel 13) in Columbia, Missouri
  • KTVL (Channel 10) in Medford, Oregon
  • KTVO (Channel 3) in Kirksville, Montana
  • KUTV (Channel 2) in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • KVAL (Channel 13) in Eugene, Oregon
  • WGFL (Channel 28) in Gainesville, Florida
  • WGME (Channel 13) in Portland, Maine
  • WHP-TV (Channel 21) in York, Pennsylvania
  • WKRC (Channel 12) in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • WPEC (Channel 12) in West Palm Beach
  • WRGP (Channel 6) in Albany, New York
  • WSBT (Channel 22) in South Bend, Indiana
  • WTVH (Channel 5) in Syracuse, New York
  • WWMT (Channel 3) in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The channels are available on Paramount Plus with Showtime, which costs $12 a month or $120 a year and includes live access to local CBS stations, live access to NFL football games and other sports, and on-demand access to the Paramount and Showtime library of films and TV shows.

A free trial of Paramount Plus is available for new subscribers by clicking or tapping here.

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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).