CBS switches Indianapolis affiliate

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A major change in the Indianapolis television landscape:  CBS Corp. and Tribune Broadcasting announced Monday that the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis will move from WISH-TV (Ch. 8) to WTTV (Ch. 4).

CBS will begin broadcasting on WTTV starting on Jan. 1, 2015.

The switch means WTTV will become Indianapolis Colts' new home station in January, and also begin broadcasting 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.