NEW YORK– July 18, 2014 – CoxReps, the leader in National Television Sales Representation and a division of Cox Media Group, will be the exclusive national sales representative of Tribune Broadcasting, effective July 14. Cox and Tribune have extended their decades-long exclusive national sales representation relationship with the addition of the recently completed acquisition of Local TV, which includes 19 television stations in 16 markets to tribune Co.’s 23 stations.
“CoxReps is honored to represent Tribune, and we look forward to a successful partnership,” said CoxReps President Jim Monahan. “Tribune has been an anchor client of TeleRep for over 30 years. The enhancement of our partnership solidifies that bond and strengthens both companies.”
Tribune is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing, and interactive. The company’s broadcasting group owns or operates 42 television stations, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, Tribune Studios and Chicago’s WGN-AM.
“CoxReps and Tribune have enjoyed a successful partnership for decades and we are pleased to extend our relationship to include the newest stations in our portfolio,” said Larry Wert, President, Tribune Broadcasting.
CoxReps is a leading national sales organization. Its national television advertising footprint represents stations in markets covering more than 90 percent of U.S. television households and more than $3 billion in TV billing. Additionally, it operates Cox Digital Solutions, which delivers targeted digital advertising, and Cox Cross Media, that develops multi-screen opportunities for advertisers. CoxReps is owned by Cox Media Group.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.