Grammy Awards Will Continue On CBS Through 2026

Pictured (L-R): Leslie Moonves, CBS; Neil Portnow, The Recording Academy. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS

Pictured (L-R): Leslie Moonves, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation; Neil Portnow, President/CEO, The Recording Academy. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS

The Grammy Awards will air on CBS through 2026 following an extended agreement announced Wednesday (June 15).

The Grammys have aired on CBS since 1973. The deal between the network and the Recording Academy has established a new record for the longest continuous partnership between an awards show and broadcaster in television history.

In addition to the awards broadcast, the agreement includes The Recording Academy’s annual two-hour Grammy specials, as well as additional programming opportunities that will be announced in the coming months.

“We’ve called CBS home for more than 40 years, and they have truly become an exceptional partner to The Academy, sharing in our commitment to showcase music’s transformative power through our annual telecast,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “The continuity of this long-standing partnership not only marks an unprecedented milestone in the industry, but also enables The Academy to expand its philanthropic works — preserving our musical heritage, supporting music makers in need, and putting music in more schools to ensure that it remains a lasting part of our culture. We look forward to the next 10!”

“The broadcast of the Grammys and our long-standing relationship with extraordinary partners at The Recording Academy represent an important part of CBS’s past and future,” said Leslie Moonves, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation. “Everyone at CBS is proud to reach this milestone with Neil and his team, and we look forward to building on this legacy and creating more Grammy moments together well into the next decade and beyond.”

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.


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