ABC Television And Country Music Association Extend Agreement Through 2021
November 9, 2011 at 9:54 AM (PT)
The ABC TELEVISION NETWORK and the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION have extended their broadcast agreement through 2021 announced ABC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP Pres. PAUL LEE and CMA CEO STEVE MOORE. The new agreement assures broadcasts of the CMA franchises including the "CMA AWARDS," THE "CMA FESTIVAL: COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK," and the "CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS" for another decade.
"We are thrilled that the CMA and Country Music will continue to call ABC their home for the next 10 years. We have built an incredible partnership together, and that partnership will only grow stronger over the next decade," said LEE.
"We value our partnership with ABC and their commitment to CMA and Country music," said MOORE. "ABC has demonstrated a passion for the format and our television properties. We have seen the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL special grow to three hours; we have added a holiday special, 'CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS'; and our crown jewel, the CMA AWARDS, has reached a new, enthusiastic audience."
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