[05/01/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Signs New Long-Term Affiliation Agreement with Griffin Communications, L.L.C. for KwTV Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

[via press release from CBS]


CBS and Griffin Communications, L.L.C. announced today that they have signed a new long-term affiliation agreement for KWTV, Griffin Communications' Oklahoma City, OK, affiliate.

David Griffin, President, Griffin Communications, commented: "This long-term affiliation agreement extends a business relationship between the Griffin family and CBS that has lasted more than seventy years and through three generations. We see the success we've shared in the past as a prelude to many more years of leadership and growth ahead. Today's announcement is great news for my colleagues at Griffin Communications and KWTV, as well as for the audiences and advertisers we serve in Oklahoma City."

Peter Schruth, President, Affiliate Relations, CBS, said: "There are any number of compelling reasons why KWTV is the best possible affiliate CBS could have in Oklahoma City -- or in any other market, for that matter. The station is consistently one of the top 10 CBS affiliates in the country, they're #1 in late news and building local and network newscast ratings, they've been honored many times by their peers in the media for adhering to the highest standards of journalism, they've been the first in Oklahoma and the nation to introduce new technologies as part of their innovative -- and often life-saving -- weather coverage, they've forged a variety of strategic information and marketing partnerships with other media companies in the state, they're actively engaged in exemplary public service activities, and they've earned the trust and admiration of their viewers. It's testament to the enlightened leadership of David Griffin and VP/General Manager Rob Krier and the talented team working with them at Griffin Communications and KWTV."

Oklahoma City is the 45th largest market in the country.

CBS Television is comprised of the CBS Television Network -- with more than 200 owned and affiliated stations reaching virtually every television home in the United States; the Network's programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports. CBS also manages UPN, which broadcasts primetime programming on five nights.

Griffin Communications, L.L.C. is Oklahoma owned and operated by David and Kirsten Griffin of Oklahoma City and John and Holly Griffin of Muskogee. Combined, the company's television stations reach 75 percent of Oklahoma households. In addition, the company has several strategic partnerships and alliances in the state. It co-owns NewsOK.com with the Daily Oklahoman -- a web site with more than 30 million page views per month. Griffin Communications, L.L.C. is partners with Cox Communications in NewsNow 53 both in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. That cable channel repeats News 9 and News on 6 newscasts 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Griffin is also a partner in Sooner Sports Properties with the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department, Learfield Communications and Renda Broadcasting. SSP owns the marketing rights to the University of Oklahoma Athletics.

  [may 2006]  

(series past and present)
(series in development)
(tv movies and mini-series)

[10/24/16 - 02:45 PM]
"Frozen," Walt Disney Animation Studios' Blockbuster Film, Makes Its Network Broadcast Premiere on ABC This Holiday Season
Look for "The Making of Frozen: A Return to Arendelle" that same night, Sunday, December 11 on the Alphabet.

[10/24/16 - 02:19 PM]
Video: MTV's "Sweet/Vicious" First Look Promos!
MTV's new series starring Eliza Bennett and Taylor Dearden and created by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson premieres November 15.

[10/24/16 - 01:21 PM]
TLC & Discovery Family to Premiere "Unichef: Uniting Through Food" on Thursday, November 17
The special will premiere at 7/6c on TLC followed by an encore presentation at 9/8c on Discovery Family Channel.

[10/24/16 - 01:20 PM]
Louis C.K., Ryan Reynolds, Tracy Morgan and More Join the Guest List as TBS's "Conan" Heads to New York for a Week of Shows
It will also continue O'Brien's string of innovative road show broadcasts from cities across the United States and around the globe.

[10/24/16 - 12:38 PM]
Food Network Gets Festive for the Holidays with the Return of "Cake Wars: Christmas"
Jonathan Bennett hosts the six hour-long episodes filled with the most over-the-top Christmas cake confections ever seen.

[10/24/16 - 11:21 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" 2016 Original Movie Premieres
"Love Always, Santa" will kick things off Sunday, November 6 on the cable channel.

[10/24/16 - 11:15 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Unprecedented and Historic Global Release of "Before the Flood"
"In our minds, there is no more important story to tell, no more important issue facing our planet than that of climate change," said Courteney Monroe.

[10/24/16 - 10:26 AM]
"Underfire: The Untold Story of PFC. Tony Vaccaro," Recounting the Life of a WWII Combat Infantryman and War Photographer, Debuts Nov. 14 on HBO
The film chronicles the life and vision of this remarkable man, exploring how photography defines the way the public perceives armed conflict, and revealing the sheer difficulty of survival while taking photos in a war zone.

[10/24/16 - 10:26 AM]
The CW Orders New Seasons of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," and "Masters of Illusion" for Summer 2017
The new seasons of these series will return as part of The CW's 2017 Summer schedule, with dates and times to be announced later.

[10/24/16 - 10:23 AM]
Video: Four New Promos for FX's New Drama Series "Taboo" Starring Tom Hardy
The new original series from Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott premieres early 2017.

[10/24/16 - 10:09 AM]
Video: Amazon Releases Retro 80s Commercial for "Red Oaks" Season 2
Look for the new season to premiere on Amazon Prime Video November 11.

[10/24/16 - 09:13 AM]
Amazon Original Series "The Grand Tour" Announces Studio Recording in Nashville, TN
"The Grand Tour" will launch in 4K on Friday, November 18 exclusively for Amazon Prime members.

[10/24/16 - 08:54 AM]
Seahawks-Cardinals "SNF" Leads Preliminary Results for the Night Among the Big 4 in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 23.

[10/24/16 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock once again leads the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/24/16 - 07:55 AM]
Mike Tirico to Make Horse Racing Debut as Host of NBC's Primetime Coverage of the 2016 Breeders' Cup
"What a great event and venue for my maiden voyage with our incredibly talented horse racing team," Tirico said.