NBCU, Suddenlink Ink Retrans, Carriage Deal

The multi-year agreement covers retransmission consent for NBC and Telemundo owned TV stations and continued carriage of NBCU cable networks.

NBCUniversal and Suddenlink Communications today announced an extensive affiliation agreement to offer NBCUniversal’s entire portfolio of broadcast and cable content to Suddenlink cable customers.

The comprehensive agreement covers retransmission consent for the NBC and Telemundo owned TV stations and continued carriage of cable networks USA, Bravo Media, cloo, Chiller, CNBC, G4, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Sports Network, Oxygen Media, Syfy, Telemundo Media and Universal HD. Also included are Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California and Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic.

Terms were not disclosed.

“We are thrilled to continue our successful and long standing partnership with Suddenlink,” said Matt Bond, NBCU EVP, content distribution. “This agreement underscores our commitment to TV Everywhere and I’m pleased Suddenlink appreciates the value our strong portfolio of broadcast stations, cable networks and Olympics coverage delivers to their subscribers.”

“We’re excited about the opportunity to continue featuring NBCUniversal networks and stations on our cable line ups, under an agreement that is fair and reasonable to our customers,” said Patty McCaskill, SVP and chief programming officer, Suddenlink. “Among other things, this agreement allows us to enhance our Suddenlink2GO service, which give our customers the ability to enjoy popular programs on multiple devices, inside and outside their homes.”

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