There was speculation on other TV websites (not FTVLive) that Fox was going to drop their affiliation agreement with Tribune owned KCPQ.
While others were reporting the story, sources were telling FTVLive it was not going to happen.
And our sources were dead on.
Today, Tribune Media Company and Fox announced they have reached agreement on a new multi-year extension for KCPQ.
Tribune will continue its FOX affiliation with KCPQ-TV in Seattle through July 2018, which is concurrent with the timing of seven other Tribune Broadcasting FOX affiliation agreements. A
s part of the agreement, FOX has withdrawn its previously delivered termination notice and has agreed that the affiliation will no longer be subject to early termination prior to July 2018.
"We are pleased to have secured a multi-year agreement with FOX to extend our affiliation with KCPQ-TV in Seattle through July 2018," said Peter Liguori, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tribune Media. "Tribune is not only FOX's largest local affiliate group, but also has a far-reaching business partnership with FOX on nearly 20 syndicated programs as well as Salem, a WGN America original series. Today's agreement illustrates the value both parties place on resolving issues on mutually satisfactory and beneficial terms."
"KCPQ is an outstanding station driven by the high-quality local news, entertainment and sports programming offered by the station and its continued affiliation with FOX," said Larry Wert, president of Tribune Broadcasting. "This extension serves the community of Seattle, and reinforces the vibrancy of our station group."