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CBS and Gray TV Sign Agreements

CBS Signs 'Affiliation' Agreement With Gray Television For 16 CBS Stations

CBS and Gray Television, a communications company headquartered in Atlanta, solidified their relationship Monday by signing a series of long-term affiliation agreements covering 16 Gray-owned CBS affiliates that Gray already operates.

Gray Television owns more CBS affiliates than any other station group, with the exception of the CBS stations in the Viacom Television Stations Group, the network's parent. The Gray Television CBS stations collectively reach more than 3.2 million U.S. TV households, a CBS spokesman said. In addition to the 16 CBS stations it runs, Gray also operates seven NBC-affiliated television stations, seven ABC-affiliated television stations, three UPN-affiliated stations, and five daily newspapers. --DK