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Tribune Media signs with Cablevision to bring WGN America to N.Y.

Tribune Media signs with Cablevision to bring WGN America to N.Y.

WGN America, which is staking its future on original programming like "Manhattan," will soon be available there as well.

As Tribune Media converts its legacy superstation to a national cable channel, it announced a multiyear deal Thursday with Cablevision that brings WGN America to nearly 3 million subscribers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut beginning in January.

The agreement also includes continued carriage of Tribune Media-owned station WPIX-TV in New York, as well as stations in Hartford and Philadelphia, for Cablevision customers. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Getting WGN America on Cablevision and into New York fills a big hole...

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