Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution announce extensions of ABC affiliate deals through 2026

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) and Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (NYSE: DIS) today announced a multi-year deal extending all Sinclair stations’ ABC partnerships through 2026. In addition, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution also voted to renew affiliations with three ABC-affiliated stations to which Sinclair provides sales and other services under joint selling agreements: WHAM in Rochester, NY and WGTU and WGTQ in Traverse City, MI.

“We are pleased to extend our long-term agreements with Disney for ABC, a valued partner and provider of some of the network’s most popular entertainment, news and sports programming,” said Will Bell, SVP, Head of Distribution and Network Relations for Sinclair. “The renewals reflect the evolving media landscape and the continued value of the symbiotic relationship between ABC programming and the local news and syndicated content we provide.”

“We look forward to continuing to work closely with the Sinclair team to serve our collective viewers through the ABC brand affiliation and its unrivaled network programming, while delivering strong results in these 30 key local markets well into the future,” said John Rouse, EVP, Partner Relations, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local news and sports. The company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television channels in 86 markets; owns several national networks, including Tennis Channel and Stadium; has TV stations affiliated with all major broadcast networks and owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered across multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video programming distributors, and the digital and streaming platforms NewsON and STIRR. The company regularly uses its website as a key source of company information, which can be accessed at

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) manages The Walt Disney Company’s vast content commercialization and distribution ecosystem, delivering the Company’s unparalleled storytelling to global audiences. This includes P&L management and operations of the company’s portfolio of streaming services, including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Star+; its linear television channels and ABC-owned stations; motion picture film rental; content licensing and distribution, including Disney Music Group; global advertising sales; and the technology that powers these groups. DMED draws on a wealth of consumer insights from across the company and makes content investment and distribution decisions to maximize audience engagement and commercial impact across platforms, working with creative leaders at Disney’s studios, general entertainment, sports and international organizations .

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