The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games app will aggregate NBCUniversal’s new and previously developed Olympic content offerings into one place, making Olympic events available in participating Verizon Fios TV homes and National Cable Television Cooperative member homes. The app, which was built by NBCUniversal’s content distribution team, will feature more than 1,000 curated Olympic Games videos on-demand, improved discovery and navigation features, personalization by sport, up-to-date medal standings by sport and dynamic tune-in to NBCUniversal networks in select homes.
Fox reached a new carriage agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative, averting a New Year’s blackout. The NCTC represents more than 700 small and rural cable operators covering about 3 million subscribers.
There are only a few days left before folks will begin ringing in the New Year, but Fox Corp and NCTC are spending the final week of 2019 negotiating carriage agreements for the Fox O&Os and a number of cable networks, including Fox News, before their current deal’s Dec. 31 expiration date.
Video streaming providers were originally known as “over-the-top” services because they gave viewers an alternative to cable and satellite. But now one of those services, Sony’s PlayStation Vue, is going back through the middle: It agreed to to offer its channel packages directly to about 9 million mostly rural cable subscribers. Sony says it will offer the service to more than 850 cable and broadband providers who belong to the National Cable Television Cooperative.
The agreement between ABC’s eight owned stations and the National Cable Television Cooperative also includes the authenticated Watch ABC live streaming service.
Entertainment Studios Inc. signed a new multi-year affiliation agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) that includes distribution for the Entertainment Studios cable television networks by NCTC members who elect to carry the networks under the NCTC partnership. “The NCTC plays an important role in representing independent cable operators. Our goal and commitment has […]
The agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative covers first-ever retransmission consent for NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations and also includes Oxygen, Style, Telemundo and USA among others networks across multiple platforms in and out of home.
A cable organization best known for striking bulk deals for cable programming and technology for Tier 2/3 MSOs and telcos is branching out into the world of TV Everywhere. The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), has launched a plan to create a centralized authentication platform for multi-screen services like HBO Go or those planned around the the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.