Nexstar Inc. To Host Statewide Live Telecast of Texas Governor’s 2021 “State of the State” Address and a Democratic Response on February 1st at 7 PM
16 Nexstar Stations Serving Texas to Bring Governor Greg Abbott’s Address To More Than 21 Million Viewers Across the State
IRVING, TX (January 25, 2021) – Nexstar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that its television stations across the state of Texas will carry a multi-market live telecast of Governor Greg Abbott’s 2021 “State of the State” address on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CT. The speech will air on 16 Nexstar television stations serving 14 Texas markets and be telecast throughout the state. As a public service, Nexstar will make the live feed of the telecast available to every broadcast company serving Texas.
The 2021 State of the State address is expected to be one of the most widely watched and scrutinized speeches in years. The live address will update viewers on Covid-19 vaccine distribution, reopening small businesses closed due to the pandemic, and managing funding for public school education. The Governor will also list the most important “emergency issues” he wants state lawmakers to address during the 2021 legislative session. Following Governor Abbott’s address, the Texas Democratic Party will respond by detailing its own agenda for the future of Texas.
The one-hour address will bring together potentially more than 21 million viewers across Texas and will air on 16 Nexstar television stations serving the state, including: KDAF-TV (CW) in Dallas, KIAH-TV (CW) in Houston, KXAN-TV (NBC) in Austin, KWKT-TV (FOX) in Waco, KVEO-TV/SVEO-TV (NBC/CBS) in Harlingen/Brownsville, KTAL-TV (NBC) in Shreveport, LA, KTSM-TV (NBC) in El Paso, KETK-TV (NBC) in Tyler, KAMR-TV/KCIT-TV (NBC/FOX) in Amarillo, KLBK-TV (CBS) in Lubbock, KMID-TV (ABC) in Midland/Odessa, KFDX-TV (NBC) in Wichita Falls, KTAB-TV (CBS) in Abilene, and KSLT-TV (CBS) in San Angelo. Local viewers may also access a livestream of the broadcast online by visiting the website of their local Nexstar station (see table below for more information).
“Nexstar and its television stations across the state are committed to serving the interests of the local communities in which we are located by delivering exclusive local news content that enables every Texan to make informed decisions about such critically important issues as taxes, education, and the state’s budget,” said Tim Busch, President of the Broadcasting Division of Nexstar Inc. “We are proud to harness the combined resources of our local station operations throughout Texas to bring this important live telecast to viewers across the state. We are grateful to Governor Abbott for giving us this opportunity, and to the outstanding local communities we serve across Texas for their continued viewership and engagement.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s 2021 “State of the State” Address – Television Broadcast and Live-Stream
Monday, February 1, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CT
Governor Abbott’s will be carried on the following stations and websites:
|Station||Network||Market||Station Website||Social Media|
|KAMR-TV / KCIT-TV||NBC / FOX||Amarillo||myhighplains.com||@KAMRLocal4News|
|KVEO-TV / SVEO-TV||NBC / CBS||Harlingen/Brownsville||valleycentral.com||@cbs4rgv|
Note: In addition to the live television broadcast, viewers may also access a livestream of the debate by visiting their local participating Nexstar station’s website.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) 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 Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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