On May 23, 1994, as part of an overall deal in which network parent News Corporation also purchased a 20% equity interest in the group, New World signed a long-term affiliation agreement with Fox to switch thirteen television stations—five that New World had already owned and eight that the company was in the process of acquiring through separate deals with Great American Communications and Argyle Television Holdings (which New World purchased one week later in a purchase option-structured deal for $717 million), including WJW-TV—to the network. The deal was motivated by the National Football League (NFL)'s awarding of the rights to the National Football Conference (NFC) television package to Fox on December 18, 1993, in which the conference's broadcast television rights moved to the network effective with the 1994 NFL season, ending a 38-year relationship with CBS. In Cleveland, CBS would reach an agreement with Malrite Communications to move its programming to Fox charter affiliate WOIO (channel 19). WJW switched to Fox on September 3, 1994, becoming the first New World station to switch to the network under the agreement (WDAF-TV was the only other station in the group that switched to the network before December of that year, as it switched to Fox on September 12); WOIO concurrently switched to CBS.
WJW station ID from 1992.
Newscenter 8 open from 1992.
Newscenter 8 open from 1994.
Newscenter 8 This Morning open from 1994.
NewsCenter 8 First Look open from 1994.
Newscenter 8 logo from 1992.
WJW Newscenter 8 open from 1993.
Newscenter 8 Primetime open from 1994. WJW switched its affiliation from CBS to Fox on September 3, 1994.
Newscenter 8 Special Presentation open from 1994
Newscenter 8 Special Presentation close from 1994.
The Newscenter 8 Specials Unit open from 1995.
Newscenter 8 Weatherline
Newscenter 8 at Noon Weekend Edition
Sunday Sports Page
ei8ht is News logo (1995-1996); the ei8ht is a revival of the one used during the 1970s.
ei8ht Is News Special Report
ei8ht Is News Weather Advisory
ei8ht Is News Hotline
ei8ht Is News School Information Network
WJW Cinema ei8ht open from 1996
WJW Cleveland's Own Movie Gr-ei8hts on ei8ht 1996 a
WJW Cleveland's Own Movie Gr-ei8hts on ei8ht 1996 b
WJW Station ID (1995)
Sunday Sports Page
ei8ht Is News Weatherline
Fox 8 News logo from 1996
Fox 8 News at 10 Open from 1996
Station ID (1996)
Fox 8 News logo (1997-2002)
FOX 8 News At 5:30 Open (1997)
FOX 8 News In The Morning Open (1997)
FOX 8 News At Eight Open (1997)
FOX 8 News At Noon Open (1997)
FOX 8 News At Five Open (1997)
FOX 8 News At 6 Open (1997)
FOX 8 News At Ten Open (1997)
FOX 8 News Special Report open from 1998
FOX 8 I-Team
FOX 8 Official School Closing Station
FOX 8 News Weatherline
FOX 8 News Spitzer Weatherline
FOX 8 News logo 2002-2007
FOX 8 News open (2002-2007) A Squished version was later used.
1Nexstar operates these stations owned by Mission Broadcasting. 2Nexstar operates this station owned by Cunningham Broadcasting. 3Nexstar operates this station owned by White Knight Broadcasting through an SSA. 4Nexstar operates this station owned by Marshall Broadcasting through an LMA. 5Owned by Shield Media, LLC, Nexstar operates this station through an SSA. 6Nexstar operates this station owned by Vaughan Media. 7Predecessor company of LIN Media. 8Operated under local marketing agreement. 9Currently a repeater for WWLP. 10Currently a translator for WISH-TV. 11Joint venture with MGM Holdings. 12Joint venture with Discovery, Inc., in which Nexstar owns 31% while Discovery owns the remaining 69%. 13Pending sale to Fox Television Stations