The CBS Television Network will soon have a new home in Indianapolis.
On Monday, CBS Corporation and Tribune Broadcasting announced a long-term agreement that will result in the CBS affiliate moving from LIN Media’s WISH-TV (Channel 8) to WTTV (Channel 4) on Jan. 1, 2015.
With the CBS affiliation, WTTV becomes the new home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts beginning in 2015. The station will also broadcast other live sports, including NCAA football and basketball games.
The agreement also includes early renewals for four Tribune Media-owned CBS affiliates: WREG-TV in Memphis, Tenn.; WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Ala; KFSM-TV in Ft. Smith, Ark., as well as a renewal for WTVR-TV in Richmond, Va. In addition, CBS has renewed its affiliation agreement with Dreamcatcher Broadcasting’s Norfolk, Va., WTKR, to which Tribune Broadcasting provides operational support under a shared services agreement.