Entertainment Studios, NCTC Sign Carriage Deal
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 always been to make our HD networks the very best in their categories, and our new affiliation arrangement with NCTC is another big step in bringing our HD networks to more viewers,” said Byron Allen, founder, chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios.
“This is a milestone moment. With completion of this comprehensive agreement, the NCTC members are licensed for carriage of six Entertainment Studios Networks national cable networks [Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Pets.TV, Legacy.TV, JusticeCentral.TV and Recipe.TV],” said Janice Arouh, president of distribution and marketing for Entertainment Studios Networks.
“NCTC is pleased to announce our new relationship with Entertainment Studios Networks and provide members access to their suite of linear HD networks,” said NCTC President Rich Fickle. “Byron Allen’s approach to the business is unique and welcomed at a time when there are many pressure points on rising programming expenses.”