New York, NY- December 13, 2011 –
Continental Television Sales, a division of the Katz Television Group, today announced that it will provide exclusive national representation for all Granite Broadcasting
owned stations, as well as stations operated under shared services agreements.
A long-time client, this exclusive arrangement adds seven new stations to Continental’s roster, in addition to stations in Binghamton, New York; Duluth, Minnesota; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and Peoria, Illinois. The new stations include Buffalo’s WKBW-ABC; Detroit’s WMYD-My Net; Duluth’s KDLH-CBS; Ft. Wayne’s WISE-NBC; Fresno’s KSEE-NBC; Peoria’s WHOI-ABC; and San Francisco’s KOFY-Independent.
“We are excited for the chance to fully represent Granite and its premier television properties,” said Michael Spiesman, President, Continental Television Sales. “Continental was privileged to have represented a portion of Granite’s portfolio but to be chosen as their exclusive representative is a vote of confidence that brings tremendous pride to all of us.”
“We are pleased to further our partnership with Continental by bringing them on board as our exclusive representatives,” said Duane Lammers, Chief Operating Officer of Granite Broadcasting. “We had the opportunity to compare representation options and concluded that Continental Television Sales is the right choice for Granite Broadcasting, today, and long into the future.”
Continental represents more than 185 stations nationwide and maintains 16 sales offices. The division promotes local broadcast television markets through its comparative media multiplatform and geotargeting initiatives. Continental offers clients unparalleled support services, including the largest sales research and marketing services departments of any representative firm in the industry.About Katz Media Group
Katz Media Group is the nation's leading full-service media sales and marketing firm serving the broadcasting industry. A subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, Katz Media Group is based in
and has 19 regional offices. Founded in 1888, the company was the nation's first media representation firm and today represents more than 4,000 radio stations, 500 television stations and a variety of digital platforms. Additional information can be found at www.katz-media.com
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