July 23, 2004

13News to deliver 24-hour coverage of political conventions on its digital signal channel through November 2

Norfolk, VA-- 13NEWS, Belo Corp.'s (NYSE:BLC) ABC affiliate in Norfolk, announced today that it will carry 24-hour news coverage on a dedicated digital channel including gavel-to-gavel coverage of both political conventions starting Monday, July 26th at Noon and continuing through election day, November 2.

ABC News' Peter Jennings will lead coverage of both conventions as the centerpiece of a groundbreaking, 14-week programming venture. The programming, called ABC News Now, provides expanded news coverage to participating affiliates. Beyond convention coverage, 24/7 programming on ABC News Now will cover live breaking news events, hourly news briefs from anchors and news reports from ABC News correspondents.

Each of Belo's four ABC affiliates -- including WFAA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KVUE-TV (Austin), and WHAS-TV (Louisville) -- will carry the 24/7 coverage on a dedicated digital channel.

"In migrating to digital technology, 13NEWS can now transmit several signals in a bandwidth that used to carry just one, providing more programming choices to our viewers," said Mario Hewitt, General Manager of WVEC-TV13. "This groundbreaking programming is an example of how multicasting will enable us to better serve our communities through our coverage of the political process."

Viewers must have a digital set/receiver or digital converter in order to receive the dedicated channel over the air on WVEC-DT 13.2.

About WVEC-TV13
WVEC-TV13 is part of Belo Corp. (NYSE:BLC), one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and nteractive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,900 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets) reaching 13.8 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates 10 cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers include The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances, and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com. For more information, contact Scott Baradell, vice president/Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6606.