December 18, 2020
WGN America, the Chicago-based cable TV network owned by Nexstar Media Group, has reached its first-ever multiyear distribution agreement with Disney-owned Hulu + Live TV.
Under the deal, the network’s programming will be carried by the online platform beginning Jan. 19, 2021. The agreement also restores Nexstar’s ABC-affiliated television stations to Hulu + Live TV. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Hulu + Live TV ended its most-recent fiscal period with more than 4 million subscribers, tops among all online TV platforms, and fifth among all pay-TV networks nationwide.
WGN America has approximately 75 million television households across the United States. WGN America is the home of “NewsNation,” the country’s only live nationwide newscast airing in prime-time nightly.
“We’re looking forward to making our entertainment content and “NewsNation” available to 4 million new subscribers throughout the country,” Sean Compton, president of the networks division of Nexstar, said in a statement.