The Republican National Committee (RNC) has formally split with NBC for its debate next month in Houston, announcing Monday that it will partner with CNN to broadcast the event.
Spanish-language media company Telemundo will continue to co-host the event, along with conservative magazine National Review and radio network Salem Communications, RNC chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.
The RNC had announced in late October that it would pull out of the NBC debate over the conduct of CNBC moderators during the third GOP debate in Colorado.
NBC at the time called the RNC's decision "disappointing" and said it would "work in good faith to resolve this matter with the Republican Party."
Republicans held their sixth debate, hosted by Fox Business Network, last week in South Carolina. The next, hosted by Fox News in Iowa, is scheduled for Jan. 28, days before the Iowa caucuses.
The Republican Party has scheduled three more debates in February, including the one in Houston, along with two more in March hosted by major networks including Fox and CNN.