Cox renews Charlotte Telemundo deal, announces new deal for Seattle and Jacksonville markets

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Cox Media Group has signed a deal to start operating Telemundo affiliates in the Seattle, Washington, and Jacksonville, Florida, markets as well as renewing its affiliation deal for its Charlotte, North Carolina station.

“CMG is excited to grow our relationship with Telemundo to provide a wide array of important programming to underserved Hispanic audiences in Jacksonville and Seattle,” said Paul Curran, EVP of TV for CMG in a statement. “Our Telemundo affiliate in Charlotte has been a tremendous success. Bringing on these two new markets fits perfectly with our mission to inform, entertain and elevate the viewers and communities we serve.”

In addition to Charlotte, CMG operates two stations serving the Yakima, Washington, area, that are Telemundo affiliates on digital subchannel 2, KFXX and KCYU-LD, the latter of which is a semi-satellite of the former.

Cox’s KFBI in Medford, Oregon, is also affiliated with the Spanish-language network, also on DT2. In Charlotte, WSOC carries Telemundo on DT2.

CMG already owns WFOX and WJAX in Jacksonville, which currently air MyNetworkTV and Cozi TV, respectively, on DT2. It was not immediately clear where Cox will place the Telemundo feed.

Meanwhile, KWPX in Seattle, owned by Ion Television, currently has the Telemundo feed on its DT7 but that will presumably move to a signal controlled by Cox. Although not confirmed, the likely route would be to use a subchannel on KIRO, which CMG already owns and operates.

In addition to over the air, CMG also has deals with a variety of local cable providers to carry the Telemundo feed on its own channel on their offerings.