WNCN debuts North Carolina News as CBS affiliate

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – WNCN debuted North Carolina News on Monday, Feb. 29 as a CBS affiliate.

WNCN-TV switched from an NBC affiliate to a CBS affiliate and will now deliver hit CBS programming such as “The Big Bang Theory,” the “NCIS” series, “The Good Wife” and “Supergirl.”

CBS also carries popular sports programming including the NFL, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and the Masters.

WNCN will use the name CBS North Carolina to reflect its commitment to statewide coverage.

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The local CBS affiliate was previously on Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL-TV. Upon the date of the switch, Media General, one of the largest CBS-affiliated station groups in the U.S., will own or operate 23 CBS affiliated television stations. NBC will move to WRAL.

“CBS has been a longstanding and valued partner for many years, and we are pleased to build upon our relationship with a new affiliation in Raleigh,” said Vincent L. Sadusky, Media General’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are particularly excited about the opportunities this brings to our station and the high-quality network programming that complements our strong local news and unique local content.”

“We are very pleased that Media General recognizes the unique value of being an affiliate of the No. 1 television network,” said Ray Hopkins, President of Network Distribution for CBS Corporation. “This is a great deal for our partners at Media General, and a great deal for CBS. Together, we look forward to serving the viewers we share for years to come.”

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