Mission Broadcasting purchased WVNY-TV, an ABC affiliate, from Smith Broadcasting on March 1, 2013. Nexstar Broadcasting provides services for WVNY-TV and Mission Broadcasting through an outsourcing agreement. WVNY is branded in the market as Local 22 and broadcasts in Vermont, Northern New York, and New Hampshire's Grafton and Sullivan counties, with significant viewership in Montreal, Quebec.
WVNY became the first station to air a local 7pm newscast in March 2008. WVNY is home to strong syndicated programming such as Dr. Oz, People's Court, and Judge Judy. The strength of the ABC powerhouse prime programs (Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, Dancing with the Stars, and The Bachelorette) allows for a competitive share of primetime audience and revenue in the marketplace.
Burlington, VT is in the 97th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 707,527 and 307,470 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 49% wired, 40% ADS. Burlington is known as one of America's Best Green Cities and Voted #2 best city to raise a family by Parenting Magazine. The market is home to Ben & Jerry's, Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee, Dealer.com, and Schonbek/Swarovski. The viewing region includes Vermont's Green Mountains, New York's Adirondacks, and the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Major proximate cities include Montreal (1.5 hrs) and Boston (4 hrs).
Source: Nielsen Media
MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
TBA, Station Manager
Harvey Adelberg, Director of Sales
Mark Rosen, News Director