‘IHeartRadio Music Festival’ reaches multi-year broadcast agreement with The CW

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Country musician Blake Shelton performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Greg Noire/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

The CW and iHeartMedia today announced a new multi-year agreement for The CW to remain the exclusive television broadcaster of the star-studded two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival. The CW will also exclusively telecast the annual holiday iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert. The announcement was made today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW, and John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with iHeartMedia,” said Pedowitz. “The iHeartRadio Music Festival kicks off our fall each year with high energy and terrific music, and we are very pleased that we will continue that tradition in the years to come.”

“The CW’s young musically engaged audience is a perfect match for the artists we are discovering on iHeartRadio,” said John Sykes. “These shows serve as perfect promotional showcases for artists and their music on an important platform, and delivers on our mission of connecting the music to the fans.”

This year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas included performances from some of the biggest names in music, including Coldplay, The Killers, Kanye West, Kenny Chesney, Puff Daddy, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Shelton, The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, and more.