ABC and Gray Television Launching New Affiliate in Laredo, Texas

Disney/ABC Television Group
Disney/ABC Television Group

The ABC Television Network and Gray Television, Inc. announced today that they have reached a new affiliation agreement that allows Gray Television to broadcast ABC’s full programming schedule in Laredo, Texas beginning in February 2014 using KGNS digital channel 8.2. Programming includes ABC’s primetime lineup, “Good Morning America,” “World News,” “Jimmy Kimmel” and ABC’s Daytime programming including “General Hospital.”

“Laredo’s number one local station, KGNS, is the logical choice to bring ABC’s news, entertainment and sports programming to the local community,” said Kevin Latek, Gray’s senior vice president for Business Affairs. “And Gray is the logical choice to build the newest ABC affiliate as Gray has launched four new CBS affiliates and one new NBC since since September 2012.”

“Gray Television is a great local broadcaster, and we’re looking forward to working with them to provide the best news and entertainment programming to viewers in the Laredo area,” said John Rouse, senior vice president, Affiiliate Relations, ABC Television Network, who made the announcement alongside Hilton Howell, president and CEO of Gray Television, Inc.

With the addition of KGNS 8.2, ABC will have a total of 244 affiliates beginning in February 2014.