October 29, 2008
Nexstar Broadcasting’s KBTV-TV in Beaumont, Texas to Become FOX Affiliate As of January 1, 2009
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) announced today that its KBTV-TV television station in Beaumont, Texas will become the market's FOX affiliate as of January 1, 2009. KBTV-TV's current NBC network affiliation expires on December 31, 2008.
According to Nielsen Media's 2008-2009 Local Market Estimates, Beaumont, Texas will be ranked as the 141st largest television market in the country in 2009. KBTV-TV's local news, programming and FOX network programming will be broadcast over the air on channel 4 and KBTV-DT channel 40. KBTV's channel position on cable and satellite systems is expected to remain the same.
About Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group currently owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 50 television stations in 29 markets in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and New York. Nexstar's television station group includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW and reaches approximately 8.2% of all U.S. television households.
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