Follows pacts with Cablevision, Verizon, others
NBCUniversal and the National Cable Television Cooperative have inked a comprehensive new carriage deal to distribute the conglom’s portfolio of cable nets as well as retransmission consent for NBC and Telemundo-owned stations.News follows NBCU’s recent distribution agreements with Cablevision, Mediacom, Suddenlink and Verizon. NCTC is a group made up of nearly 1,000 independent cable operators nationwide. Pact covers rights to carry the Olympic Games, on-demand content from NBCU cable and broadcast portfolio and access to live channels across multiple platforms, in and out of the home. “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,” said Matt Bond, NBCU’s exec VP for content distribution. NBCU networks include Bravo, cloo, Chiller, CNBC, CNBC World, E!, G4, Golf Channel, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Sports Network, Oxygen, Sprout, Style, Syfy, Telemundo, Universal HD and USA.