Nexstar Media Group

Nexstar Media Group (1996–present; formerly Nexstar Broadcasting Group) is the largest local television broadcast and digital media company in the United States. As of July 2020, the company, headquartered in Irving, Texas, has 196 full power owned or serviced stations in 114 markets reaching approximately 63% of the U.S. television households. The company employs nearly 13,000 people across the United States and produces more than 250,000 hours of local content per year. The media company focuses on acquisition, development, and operation of television stations and interactive community websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. In 2017, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. changes its name to Nexstar Media Group, Inc. This entry examines Nexstar Media Group’s founding and its connection to deregulation, retransmission fees, and media ...

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