Networks

Nexstar's Networks Division operates The CW Network, NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, Rewind TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago.

 

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Media Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks.

The Networks Division operates The CW, NewsNation, Antenna TV, Rewind TV, a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, and WGN Radio in Chicago.

The CW Network

The CW is America’s fifth major broadcast network and reaches 100% of US television households.  The CW is 75%-owned by Nexstar Media Group, Inc., the largest CW affiliate group.

The CW delivers 15 hours of primetime entertainment programming per week in addition to over 300 hours of sports per year as the broadcast home to LIV Golf, ACC football and basketball games, “Inside the NFL,” WWE NXT beginning in 2024 and NASCAR Xfinity Series beginning in 2025.

The fully ad-supported CW App, with more than 100 million downloads to date, is available for free to consumers on all major platforms and is home to the latest episodes and seasons of The CW’s primetime programming, live streaming of LIV Golf tournaments and a library of entertaining film and television content for on-demand viewing.

NewsNation

 

NewsNation is the fastest-growing national cable news network in primetime reaching nearly 70 million television households across the United States. Validated by independent watchdog groups, NewsNation is America’s source for engaging and unbiased news, which reflects the full range of perspectives across the country. The network draws on the local and national expertise of Nexstar’s 5,500 journalists in 110 newsrooms across the country.

It is the home to the only cable news network dedicated to providing News for ALL America. The upstart cable news network offers news 24/5, beginning with the network’s signature three-hour morning show Morning in America, NewsNation Now, On Balance with Leland Vittert, [CUOMO], Dan Abrams Live, as well as Banfield.

NewsNation is available on every major cable and satellite providers, streaming platforms including YouTubeTV, Hulu, DirecTV Stream, FuboTV and Sling, online at www.newsnationnow.com, and on the NewsNationNow app available on Android and iOS.

        

The Hill

The Hill is the #1 digital-first political news brand in the U.S., reaching 47 million lawmakers, policymakers, business leaders, and influential digital consumers from Capitol Hill to Main Street.

The Hill is the country’s definitive digital source for non-partisan political news and information. Inside the Beltway, it’s known as an essential, agenda-setting read for lawmakers and policymakers. Beyond the Capitol, The Hill’s trusted content is shared more often on social media than any other major political news brand in America.

The Hill is comprised of five key content platforms which includes:

  • TheHill.com – the #1 digital-first political news brand in Comscore’s Political News category;
  • The Hill TV – the Award-winning, #1 provider of premium digital video from within the Beltway, with 1.4B annual views across platforms, including the nation’s newest streaming channel;
  • Leading Events: Convening policymakers, business leaders and expert voices on the biggest challenges facing our country;
  • Email Newsletters 19 leading products reaching over 600K influential subscribers (100% organic opt-ins);
  • and its print edition – the indispensable source on Capitol Hill since 1994, boldly re-imagined in 2023 in a premium magazine-style format.

Antenna TV

Antenna TV, Nexstar Media Inc.’s multicast network, launched on January 1, 2011. It airs in 142 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 91% of TV households including WPIX-TV (11.2) New York, KTLA-TV (5.2) Los Angeles, and WGN-TV (9.2) Chicago. On January 1, 2016, Antenna TV became the new home of “Johnny Carson.”

Follow on Twitter: @AntennaTV

      

RewindTV

Nexstar Media Inc. launched Rewind TV, a digital subchannel offering a slate of classic television sitcom hits from the 1980s and 1990s, on September 1, 2021.  At its launch, Rewind TV reaches 40 percent of U.S. television households, or nearly 50 million homes, including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  Rewind TV is available on newly designated or recently vacated digital sub-channels licensed to Nexstar.

Rewind TV’s initial line-up of hit favorites will include: The Drew Carey Show, Murphy Brown, Growing Pains, Wings, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Who’s the Boss, and Family Ties.

      

WGN Radio

Since 1922, WGN Radio AM 720, a Nexstar Media Group, Inc. station, has been dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment, and sports. WGN Radio is the official broadcast home of the Chicago Blackhawks and Northwestern University. Listen at AM 720, online at wgnradio.com, on your WGN Radio app, smart speakers, or TuneIn.

Follow WGN Radio on Facebook www.facebook.com/wgnradio, Twitter @WGNRadio and Instagram @wgnradio.

Station contacts:
Mary Sandberg Boyle, VP & General Manager
Steve Tarpley, Director of Sales
Ryan Burrow, News Director

           

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