09/12/2013 11:01 am ET

Sean Hannity, Premiere Networks Sign New Deal

Sean Hannity has signed a new long-term deal with Premiere Networks, it was announced Thursday.

The deal comes after reports that Hannity and Cumulus parted ways. Under the new agreement with Premiere, Clear Channel stations will pick up Hannity's show in major markets beginning in 2014. The company also said that the show will expand to non-Clear Channel stations and Hannity will air live on more stations.

The host called Premiere "an incredibly supportive partner and a huge part of the show’s success" in a statement announcing the news on Thursday.

The news confirms reports that Hannity's talks with Cumulus fell through. The radio network had been in tense negotiations with Hannity and Rush Limbaugh for weeks and while Limbaugh renewed his contract, Hannity did not.

At issue was the high cost of distributing Hannity's program. The show is syndicated by Premiere, which is owned by Cumulus rival Clear Channel. The rift also came after some skirmishes between the company and broadcasters earlier this year.



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