Nexstar Broadcasting Group acquired WTEN, the ABC affiliate in Albany, NY, from Media General. WTEN is also simulcast on WCDC located in Berkshire County, MA. WTEN has recently won two regional Emmy Awards and numerous New York State Broadcasting Association Awards for local news coverage. WTEN’s focus is providing a high quality local news product to the families in the Capital Region Area. WTEN and News10.com have proven to be an important marketing choice with both Local and National advertisers. WTEN has a long history of supporting the communities it serves by its involvement in programs like Coats for Kids, Pet Connection, and 50 over 50 Difference Makers. Key syndicated programming includes Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Judge Judy, and The Doctors.
Albany, NY is in the 59th largest DMA in the United States, with a population of approximately 1,218,330 and 578,760 television households, as reported by Nielsen Media.
Cable/ADS penetration in the market is estimated to be 90% (68.4% wired, 21.8%ADS). The Albany-Schenectady-Troy core market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 2.5% in 2017. The largest employers in the market are New York State Government, St. Peters Hospital, The Golub Corporation, Albany Medical Center, General Electric, and a number of local universities including University of Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Siena College.
Source: TVB, NYS Department of Labor
Station Contact Information341 Northern Blvd Albany, NY 12204 P: (518) 436-4822
Jerry Brehm, General Manager
Daniel Straub, Director of Sales
Ryan Mott, News Director
Jennifer Moen, Digital Sales Manager
Brittany Drahos, Local Sales Manager
Mike Bruno, National Sales Manager