Outdoor Channel inks distribution deal with NCTC
Outdoor Channel Holdings said today that it has renewed its carriage agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). The new five-year distribution deal offers continued carriage for the current subscribers and also contains incentives for broader carriage of the Outdoor Channel.
The NCTC’s roster of independent cable operators numbers 1,100, and they serve approximately 12 millions subscribers nationwide.
"We are pleased to have concluded the renewal and restructuring of our affiliation agreement with one of our biggest and best customers, the NCTC," said Roger L. Werner, president and chief executive officer of Outdoor Channel Holdings, in a statement. "While we expect the NCTC renewal will initially reduce our subscriber fee revenues, the subscriber fee rates under the agreement increase over time. In addition, we believe the incentives in the agreement will promote greater penetration throughout the membership and lead to an overall expansion in the number of cable subscribers through the organization."