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PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2000 enters into four-year agreement with Nexstar

Broadcasting Group, formerly, became the largest Internet television broadcaster in the world with the announcement today of a four-year contract with Nexstar Broadcasting Group, bringing the online entertainment company's total affiliated news stations to 59., the parent company of, will provide all the technical expertise, equipment and streaming costs to the new stations throughout the length of the four-year agreement.

Nexstar Broadcasting Group's 14 stations span the U.S. -- from Beaumont, Texas, to Rochester, N.Y. -- and will be added to the site later this month. Headquartered in Clarks Summit, Penn., the Nexstar Broadcasting Group stations will air promotional mentions in exchange for being a part of the online entertainment site.

"This is a major breakthrough for us as a provider of Internet broadcasting and for Nexstar as a media group entering the world of new media," said John Brier, founder and president/COO of

Perry Sook, president and CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, commented, "We are pleased to provide our viewers the opportunity to view local news content on the Internet. We believe will continue to be a leader in streaming services, based on their technical and marketing capabilities. This partnership brings a great deal of value to both companies, and we look forward to launching this service in our local markets." is now the second largest streamer of live radio and television news and the single largest source of talk radio programming in the world. As a leading entertainment network, it streams more than 450 radio and now 59 TV stations, including Dick Clark's United Stations Radio Network of syndicated programs which air on more than 2,300 stations, a partnership announced last December. Created in April of 1999, in just one year has built an extensive online entertainment network with fully integrated channels dedicated to sports, news, talk, music, film, weather and urban radio and television stations.

Founded in 1996, the stations owned or operated under other agreements by the Nexstar Broadcasting Group include the following:

 KBTV-TV/NBC in Beaumont, Texas
 KFDX-TV/NBC in Wichita Falls, Texas
 KJTL-TV/FOX in Wichita Falls, Texas
 KQTV-TV/ABC in St. Joseph, Mo.
 KSNF-TV/NBC in Joplin, Mo.
 KTAB-TV/CBS in Abilene, Texas
 WBRE-TV/NBC in Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Penn.
 WCIA/WCFN-TV/CBS in Champaign, Ill.
 WFXP-TV/FOX in Erie, Penn.
 WJET-TV/ABC in Erie, Penn.
 WMBD-TV/CBS in Peoria, Ill.
 WROC-TV/CBS in Rochester, N.Y.
 WTWO-TV/NBC in Terre Haute, Ind.
 WYOU-TV/CBS in Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Penn.
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