NBCUniversal, Cablevision ink content affiliation agreement
Editor | 06-11-2012
No retrans row at all as US MSO Cablevision has signed an affiliation agreement to continue to offer NBCUniversal’s portfolio of sports, news and entertainment broadcast and cable content.
The multi-year deal includes rights to on-demand content from NBCUniversal’s cable and broadcast network portfolio and grants consent for NBC and Telemundo-owned stations and will see content being available to customers across multiple platforms in and out of home.
It also includes carriage of NBCUniversal cable networks such as USA, Bravo Media, cloo, Chiller, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Sports Network, Oxygen Media, Style Media, Syfy, Telemundo Media and The Golf Channel as well as Comcast Sports Network Philadelphia.
“Cablevision has always been a terrific partner to NBCUniversal and I’m thrilled they continue to recognise the worth of our top quality broadcast and cable networks and the value a multi-platform offering brings to their customers,” said Matt Bond, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal. "This broad agreement validates how content providers and distributors can come together and develop mutually beneficial deals of this magnitude.”
“This agreement ensures our customers will continue to enjoy many of the great networks and brands of cable television for years to come, including NBC, USA, CNBC and Bravo,” added Tom Montemagno, Cablevision’s senior vice president of programming acquisition. “It also, for the first time, allows us to deliver this programming to our customers outside the home, and we look forward offering a variety of these new NBCUniversal services starting early next year.”