The Nest
TypeDigital broadcast television network
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide, via OTA digital TV
(estimated coverage 70%)
HeadquartersHunt Valley, Maryland
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format480i (SDTV, widescreen)
Ownership
OwnerSinclair Broadcast Group
ParentSinclair Television Group, Inc.
History
LaunchedOctober 30, 2023; 4 months ago (2023-10-30)
ReplacedStadium (OTA only)
Links
WebcastWatch live
Websitewatchthenest.com

The Nest is an American digital broadcast television network owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. The network features a mix of reality, true crime and celebrity TV shows licensed from A&E Networks.[1]

History

On October 10, 2023, Sinclair announced that they had plans to launch a new over-the-air television network on October 30.[2] The network replaced the network Stadium on TV stations across the U.S. after they sold control of the network to Jerry Reinsdorf's Silver Chalice in May of the same year.[3] At launch, the network would be available in more than 50% of U.S. over-the-air television households, including the major markets.[4]

On February 20, 2024, Sinclair announced that Tegna agreed to carry the network to 35 stations across the country.[5]

Programming

Affiliates

City Station[7] Virtual

channel

Physical

channel

Owner (management company) Date of affiliation
Alabama
Birmingham WBMA-LD 58.3 32 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Huntsville WZDX 54.7 18 Tegna February 2024
Mobile (Pensacola, FL) WPMI-TV 15.3 15 Deerfield Media October 30, 2023
Arizona
Mesa (Phoenix) KPNX 12.5 18 Tegna February 17, 2024
Tucson KTTU 18.2 19 2024
Arkansas
Little Rock KATV 7.5 22 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
California
Bakersfield KBFX-CD 58.4 29 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Calipatria (El CentroYuma, AZ) KAJB 54.4 36 Calipatria Broadcasting Company, LLC
Eureka KBVU 28.6 28 Cunningham Broadcasting
Los Angeles KCAL-TV 9.2 9 CBS News and Stations
Paradise (ChicoRedding) KCVU 20.4 30 Cunningham Broadcasting
SacramentoStocktonModesto KXTV 10.6 10 Tegna February 21, 2024
San Diego KFMB-TV 8.6 8 February 2024
San Francisco Bay Area KPYX 44.6 28 CBS News and Stations October 30, 2023
Visalia (Fresno) KMPH-TV 26 28 Sinclair Broadcast Group
Colorado
Denver KTFD-TV 50.3 28 Entravision Communications October 30, 2023
KUSA 9.6 9 Tegna February 2024
Connecticut
HartfordNew Haven WTIC-TV 61.5 34 Tegna February 2024
District of Columbia
Washington WUSA 9.4 9 Tegna February 2024
Florida
Jacksonville WJXX 25.5 10 Tegna February 2024
St. PetersburgTampa WTSP 10.4
WFTT-TV 62.5 25 Entravision Communications 2024
Tallahassee (ThomasvilleValdosta, GA) WTLF 24.4 24 MPS Media, LLC
West Palm Beach WPEC 12.4 13 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
WWHB-CD 48.3 33
Georgia
Atlanta WXIA-TV 11.4 10 Tegna February 2024
Macon WMAZ-TV 13.5 13
Idaho
Boise KTVB 7.5 7 Tegna February 2024
KYUU-LD 35.4 28 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Illinois
Decatur (Springfield) WBUI 23.3 22 GOCOM Media, LLC October 30, 2023
MolineRock Island (DavenportBettendorf, IA) WQAD-TV 8.6 31 Tegna February 2024
Indiana
Indianapolis WTHR 13.6 13 Tegna February 2024
Iowa
Cedar Rapids KFXA 28.4 27 Second Generation of Iowa, Ltd. October 30, 2023
Des Moines WOI-DT 5.4 5 Tegna February 2024
Sioux City KMEG 14.4 32 Waitt Broadcasting, Inc. October 30, 2023
Kansas
Hutchinson (Wichita) KMTW 36.2 35 Mercury Broadcasting Company, Inc. October 30, 2023
Topeka (Kansas City, MO) KCMN-LD 42.4 28 HC2 Holdings
Kentucky
Glasgow (Bowling Green) WDNZ-LD 11.2 11 Marquee Broadcasting October 30, 2023
Louisville WHAS-TV 11.5 Tegna February 2024
Paducah (Harrisburg, ILCape Girardeau, MO) WDKA 49.4 25 Standard Media October 30, 2023
Louisiana
New Orleans WQDT-LD 33.4 32 DTV America Corporation October 30, 2023
WWL-TV 4.3 27 Tegna February 2024
Maine
Bangor WLBZ 2.4 2 Tegna February 2024
Portland WGME-TV 13.3 15 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Maryland
Baltimore WNUV 54.4 25 Cunningham Broadcasting October 30, 2023
Massachusetts
Worcester (Boston) WUTF-TV 27.3 19 Entravision Communications October 30, 2023
Michigan
Flint (SaginawBay City) WSMH 66.4 16 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Grand Rapids (KalamazooBattle Creek) WXSP-CD 15.3 15 Nexstar Media Group
Minnesota
MinneapolisSt. Paul KARE 11.5 31 Tegna February 2024
Missouri
St. Louis KDNL-TV 30.4 31 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Nebraska
Omaha (Council Bluffs, IA) KXVO 15.2 29 Mitts Telecasting Company, LLC
Nevada
Las Vegas KINC 15.3 16 Entravision Communications
KVCW 33.5 7 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Reno KNSN-TV 21.2 20 Deerfield Media
New York
Albany WCWN 45.4 22 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Buffalo WNYO-TV 49.2 16
North Carolina
Charlotte WCNC-TV 36.5 24 Tegna February 20, 2024
Greensboro WXLV-TV 45.4 29 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Greenville WYDO 14.4 19 Cunningham Broadcasting
Raleigh WLFL 22.2 18 Sinclair Broadcast Group
Ohio
Cincinnati WKRC-TV 12.3 12 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Cleveland WKYC 3.5 17 Tegna February 20, 2024
Columbus WSYX 6.4 28 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Dayton WKEF 22.3 34
Oklahoma
Oklahoma City KOKH-TV 25.3 24 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Oregon
La Grande (Portland) KUNP 16.2 16 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia WPSG 57.3 31 CBS News and Stations October 30, 2023
Pittsburgh WPNT 22.2 27 Sinclair Broadcast Group
Scranton WSWB 38.4 34 MPS Media
South Carolina
Charleston WCIV 36.3 25 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Columbia WLTX 19.5 15 Tegna February 2024
Greenville WLOS 13.4 13 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Myrtle Beach WWMB 21.3 26 Howard Stirk Holdings
Tennessee
Memphis WATN-TV 24.6 25 Tegna February 14, 2024
Knoxville WBIR-TV 10.5 10 February 2024
Nashville WNAB 58.2 30 Tennessee Broadcasting October 30, 2023
Texas
Austin KGBS-CD 19.1 19 HC2 Holdings October 30, 2023
KVUE 24.5 33 Tegna February 2024
Corpus Christi KIII 3.6 8
El Paso KFOX-TV 14.4 15 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
DallasFort Worth KTXD-TV 47.4 23 Cunningham Broadcasting
Houston KEHO-LD 32.5 29 Innovate Corp
Laredo KLDO-TV 27.4 19 Entravision Communications
McAllen KTFV-CD 32.4 32
OdessaMidland KWES-TV 9.5 9 Tegna February 2024
Port ArthurBeaumont KBTV-TV 4.4 27 Deerfield Media October 30, 2023
San Antonio KMYS 35.3 32
TempleKilleenWaco KCEN-TV 6.6 9 Tegna February 2024
Tyler KYTX 19.7 15
Virginia
Portsmouth (Hampton Roads) WAVY-TV 10.2 19 Nexstar Media Group October 30, 2023
Washington
SeattleTacoma KUNS-TV 51.3 24 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Spokane (Coeur d'Alene, ID) KREM 2.4 20 Tegna February 2024
Yakima KUNW-CD 2.3 30 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
Wisconsin
Green Bay WCWF 14.4 15 Sinclair Broadcast Group October 30, 2023
West Virginia
Charleston (Huntington) WVAH-TV 11.2 24 Cunningham Broadcasting October 30, 2023

References

  1. ^ "The Nest - A Sinclair Broadcast Network". Sinclair, Inc. Retrieved December 26, 2023.
  2. ^ Lafayette, Jon (October 10, 2023). "Sinclair Will Serve Up 'Comfort Food' on New Multicast Network The Nest". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved December 26, 2023.
  3. ^ Lafayette, Jon (May 30, 2023). "Sinclair Sells Control of Stadium to Jerry Reinsdorf's Silver Chalice". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved December 26, 2023.
  4. ^ Staff, TVNewsCheck (October 10, 2023). "Sinclair To Launch The Nest Broadcast Network". TV News Check. Retrieved December 26, 2023.
  5. ^ Lafayette, Jon (February 20, 2024). "Sinclair's The Nest Gains Carriage on 35 Tegna Stations". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved February 20, 2024.
  6. ^ "Shows - The Nest". The Nest. Retrieved December 26, 2023.
  7. ^ "Stations for Network - The Nest". RabbitEars. Retrieved December 27, 2023.