CMT Extends Deal With iHeartMedia’s Premiere Networks

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc., and iHeartMedia’s Premiere Networks have announced a multi-year deal extension that keeps intact the country music platform spanning radio, television, digital and social, and reaching more than 100 million combined fans.

Under the agreement, CMT and Premiere Networks will continue to collaborate and develop programs and events for multiple platforms and screens that give fans insider access to country music and artists. Additionally, Premiere Networks serves as the exclusive distribution partner for CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan, which broadcasts weeknights from 7 p.m. to midnight ET. CMT Radio, including shows After MidNite and CMT Radio Live, originates from the network’s Nashville-based studio bringing fans the latest in news and entertainment direct from Music City. The shows can be heard on more than 210 country broadcast stations in over 110 markets, and via iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio app.

Additionally, country radio and CMT personality Cody Alan will continue as host of Premiere Networks’ syndicated radio program CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan, which celebrates 25 years on-air this year. Alan was recently nominated for ACM Radio Awards’ National On-Air Personality of the Year.

“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 Alan. “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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