NBCUniversal has contracted broad carriage terms for lesser cable systems.
This new agreement is with the National Cable Television Cooperative. NCTC negotiates programming deals for more than 950 small- to- mid- sized cable systems.
The announcement follows ones NBCUniversal made as of late for agreements with companies that include Cablevision, Mediacom, Suddenlink and Verizon.
It is described as a multi- year agreement, not including specifics like financial terms.
It embodies NCTC’s first retransmission consent deal for NBC and Telemundo owned stations as well as pacts for all NBCUniversal’s national cable networks including USA, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, and NBC Sports Network. The terms also cover ”rights to carry the Olympic Games, as well as on-demand content from NBCUniversal’s cable and broadcast network portfolio, and access to live channels across multiple platforms, both in and out of the home,” the companies said. Judy Meyka, NCTC executive vice president of programming also said in a press release the group “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. Including retransmission consent for NBC and Telemundo owned stations is another valued addition to this agreement.”