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MyNetworkTV, Young Broadcasting enter affiliation agreement for Kron

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MUMBAI: MyNetworkTV, the new primetime general entertainment television network, and Young Broadcasting Inc., (YBI) have entered into an affiliation agreement for Kron.

The announcement was jointly made today by Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy and YBI chairman Vincent Young.

Kron, a leading independent television station, joins a rapidly growing list of stations joining the MyNetworkTV affiliate base. Its affiliation with MyNetworkTV marks Krons return to network television. MyNetworkTV is cleared in 52 markets throughout the United States, representing 51 per cent of the country. The network will launch on 5 September 2006.

Abernethy said, "Kron, one of the great independent stations in the country, is a powerful brand and an icon in the San Francisco market which it has served for the past 50 years. The Bay Areas leading source of local news and entertainment, Krons affiliation with MyNetworkTV is a significant agreement for us and we are excited to be partnered with Young Broadcasting."

"Kron is coming home to the network television business. We are delighted that Fox and its new network recognize the enormous value inherent in an affiliation with Kron in San Francisco. For Young Broadcasting, this represents an opportunity to grow our business with the last group to successfully launch a new national network. The partnership will link two dynamic brand names in San Francisco to provide strong entertainment programming and expanded advertising opportunities," said Young.

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