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Playboy TV, Comcast ink pact

Cabler to offer networks through monthly subscriptions

NEW YORK — Playboy TV has engineered a new five-year deal with Comcast, which has agreed to carry Playboy TV, Spice and Spice 2, the company’s three pay services.

Comcast plans to experiment by offering the Playboy networks through monthly subscriptions, in addition to the usual pay-per-view pattern.

The companies declined to comment on financial matters, but one source said that about 70% of each pay-TV dollar will go to Comcast.

Playboy TV reaches more than 20 million cable households in the U.S. and Canada, plus 9 million satellite dish owners.

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