NBCU, NCTC ink multi-year carriage deal
Editor | 02-01-2013
NBCUniversal has reached agreement with the US National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) in a new carriage deal encompassing distribution for the programmer’s full portfolio of cable and broadcast services.
The new multi-year retrans contract with NCTC comes hot on the heels of deals that NBCU has signed with leading US network operators such as Cablevision, Mediacom, Suddenlink and Verizon and will allow access to broadcast and cable content—including future Olympic Games, as well as on-demand content from NBCUniversal’s cable and broadcast network portfolio—plus the right to carry live channels across multiple platforms, both in and out of the home. Indeed NCTC members will be licensed for carriage of all NBCUniversal’s national cable networks, including Bravo, cloo, Chiller, CNBC, CNBC World, E!, G4, Golf Channel, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Sports Network, Oxygen, Sprout, Style, Syfy, Telemundo, Universal HD and USA.
Commenting on the announcement, Matt Bond, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal said: "NCTC’s members will continue to have access to the best English and Spanish language cable network and broadcast programming. This agreement reflects NCTC’s understanding of the value that NBCUniversal delivers to their members.”
Added Judy Meyka, Executive Vice President of Programming, NCTC: “[We are] /pleased to extend our long relationship with NBCUniversal and provide members continued access to their linear networks…We had over 80 members participate in delivering the 2012 Olympics to multiple platforms, demonstrating that members have both the capability and interest in serving customers on new platforms.”