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Sinclair’s The Nest gets carriage on TEGNA broadcast stations

"The Nest" is a new digital broadcast network featuring re-runs that will replace Sinclair's "Stadium" sports network later this month. (Courtesy image)
“The Nest” is a new digital broadcast network featuring re-runs that will replace Sinclair’s “Stadium” sports network later this month. (Courtesy image)

Sinclair Broadcast Group has signed an agreement with peer broadcaster TEGNA to distribute its digital network The Nest in more cities across the country.

This month, Sinclair and TEGNA will work together to bring The Nest to 35 stations, including major market affiliates of “Big Four” networks like ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC, the companies said in a statement.

Later this month, The Nest will debut on a digital sub-channel of the following TEGNA-owned major-market broadcast stations:

  • KARE (Channel 11) in Minneapolis
  • KFMB (Channel 8) in San Diego
  • KPNX (Channel 12) in Phoenix
  • KUSA (Channel 9) in Denver
  • KVUE (Channel 24) in Austin
  • KXTV (Channel 10) in Sacramento
  • WCNC (Channel 3) in Charlotte
  • WKYC (Channel 36) in Cleveland
  • WTIC (Channel 61) in Hartford
  • WTHR (Channel 13) in Indianapolis
  • WTSP (Channel 10) in Tampa
  • WUSA (Channel 9) in Washington, D.C.
  • WXIA (Channel 11) in Atlanta

A list of other stations where The Nest will debut in February is available by clicking or tapping here.

“Multicast broadcast TV continues to grow as audiences discover our group of unique, new, free over the air TV networks,” Lee Schlazer, the Senior Vice President of Distribution at Sinclair, said in a statement. “We’re excited to bring our latest network, The Nest, to TEGNA stations across the country.”

The deal comes about a month after Sinclair said The Nest and three other networks — Comet, Charge! and TBD — would be distributed on Paramount-owned stations in major markets like New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.

Some of the shows that air on The Nest include:

  • American Justice
  • Cajun Pawn Stars
  • Cold Case Files
  • Dance Moms
  • Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • Flipping Boston
  • Flipping San Diego
  • Gene Simmons: Family Jewels
  • Growing Up Gotti
  • Ice Road Truckers
  • Little Women: LA
  • Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour
  • Sell This House
  • Steven Segal: Lawman
  • Wahlburgers

In most areas, The Nest replaced a sports channel called Stadium, which became a free, ad-supported streaming network last year.

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