TEGNA Statement on Verizon Retransmission Negotiations

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today issued the following statement regarding

TEGNA has worked hard to reach a fair, market-based agreement with
Verizon in Washington, D.C. (WUSA), Norfolk, VA (WVEC) and Buffalo, NY
(WGRZ). We have successfully reached hundreds of deals with cable and
satellite providers across the country with no disruption of service, so
we are disappointed we could not reach a deal with Verizon.

We remain hopeful this will get resolved quickly. However, Verizon
customers should know our channels remain available on every other
service provider in their community as well as many over-the-top (OTT)
providers, who offer instant access when viewers sign up. Our station’s
high-quality news, sports, weather and entertainment programming is also
available for free over-the-air and viewers can continue watching our
newscasts live on our stations’ apps.”


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the
greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two
radio stations in 39 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and
information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of
top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third
of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50
million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital
platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top
awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and
Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions
for advertisers through TEGNA
Marketing Solutions
(TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps
businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions
that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top
(OTT) platforms, including Premion,
TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells
empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers
innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.