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Fox, Nexstar Reach Deal to Distribute Local Stations OTT

Agreement extends network affiliations through 2019 7/12/2017 10:00 AM Eastern

Fox and Nexstar Media have struck a deal to distribute the station group's 17 Fox-affiliated stations over-the-top, the company announced Wednesday.

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Under the agreement, which extends Nexstar’s affiliations with the network, the stations will go live on OTT platforms already distributing Fox programming.

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That is particularly notable as Fox and its industrywide affiliates board have yet to come to terms on OTT distribution, as the other Big Four networks have. Fox has already gone live on Hulu without its affiliates on board.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

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