Saturday, March 3, 2018

CMT, iHeartMedia Extend Multi-Year Pact

CMT, the Viacom-owned cable channel focused on country music and lifestyle, and broadcasting giant iHeartMedia have extended a multi-year pact.

In addition, country radio and CMT personality Cody Alan will continue to host iHeartMedia’s Premiere Networks’ long-running syndicated program CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, which celebrates its 25th on-air anniversary this year.

Premiere will remain as the exclusive distribution partner for CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan, which broadcasts weeknights from 7 p.m. to midnight ET. According to iHM, the shows can be heard on more than 210 country broadcast stations in over 110 markets, and via and the iHeartRadio app.

The agreement outlines continued collaboration between CMT and Premiere to develop programs and events for multiple platforms. Currently the network airs the series “Nashville,” “CMT Crossroads” and “Music City,” among other shows.

"Music is the center of our brand and we look forward to exploring new avenues of growth with Premiere," said Frank Tanki, General Manager of CMT and TV Land. "Our partnership with Premiere Networks provides endless opportunities and UNRIVALED reach to connect even more with fans everywhere, and on every platform."<

"I'm honored to continue our work with Premiere Networks, and humbled by the ACM nomination for 'National Personality of the Year,'" remarked Cody Alan, Host of After MidNiteand CMT Radio Live. "It's a real testament to the hard work of our team. We take pride in creating engaging content for our fans every day."

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