FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2011
FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY AND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA AGREE TO AFFILIATION IN EVANSVILLE, INDIANA
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has signed an affiliation agreement with Communications Corporation of America (ComCorp), owner of WEVV/Channel 44, to launch a new FOX affiliate in the Evansville, Indiana DMA, it was announced today by Jon Hookstratten, Executive Vice President, Network Distribution for FOX.
The Evansville station, to be known as WEVV-TV D2 is currently a MyNetwork TV affiliate. Moving forward, it will broadcast both FOX and MyNetwork programming and will be promoted as MY FOX 44. The station will operate out of WEVV’s existing Main Street offices in Evansville that house its sales, marketing, engineering and management team. The agreement does not affect ComCorp’s WEVV-TV D1 programming. Evansville is the 103rd-largest television market in the United States.
“We are delighted to have ComCorp’s WEVV-TV D2 join FOX’s family of more than two hundred affiliates,” said Mr. Hookstratten. “ComCorp stations have been strong FOX affiliates in Texas and Louisiana since the network launched twenty-five years ago, and the station group has a proven track record for providing local viewers with outstanding programming and community service.”
“We’re pleased to bring FOX’s excellent lineup of sports and entertainment programming back to Channel 44,” said Steve Pruett, President and CEO of ComCorp. “We look forward to continuing to build the FOX franchise in Evansville on
WEVV-TV D2.” ComCorp also owns and/or operates FOX affiliates in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Shreveport, Louisiana; as well as Odessa, Tyler and Waco, Texas – all of which recently signed new FOX affiliation agreements. FOX decided to have WEVV-TV D2 (MY FOX 44) replace Nexstar Broadcasting’s WTVW/Channel 7, whose affiliation agreement with FOX expired in June 2010.
ABOUT FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY
Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) is a unit of News Corporation and the leading broadcast television network among Adults 18-49. FOX is poised to finish the 2010-2011 season at No. 1 for the seventh consecutive year – a broadcast television industry record – and continues to dominate all network competition in the more targeted Adults 18-34 and Teen demographics. FOX airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as late-night entertainment programming, major sports and Sunday morning news.
ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Communications Corporation of America owns and/or operates FOX, NBC, CBS, CW, My Network and Estrella affiliate television stations in ten U.S markets. ComCorp is a leader in implementation of advances in television technology and is an industry leader in revenue growth among mid market television companies.