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Cablevision secures roaming rights to NBCU content

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 2:21pm
Brian Santo

NBCUniversal has renewed its retransmission agreement with Cablevision Systems that might be a model for the new multi-screen, access-anywhere world.

The new agreement includes what NBCUniversal called expansive rights to on-demand content from its cable and broadcast network portfolio, as well as access to live channels across multiple platforms, both in and out of the home.

Tom Montemagno, Cablevision’s senior vice president of programming acquisition, said the new agreement, “for the first time, allows us to deliver this programming to our customers outside the home, and we look forward to offering a variety of these new NBCUniversal services starting early next year.”

In addition, the comprehensive agreement covers retransmission consent for NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations and continued carriage of NBCUniversal’s top-rated cable networks, including USA, Bravo Media, cloo, Chiller, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Sports Network, Oxygen Media, Style Media, Syfy, Telemundo Media and The Golf Channel, as well as Comcast Sports Network Philadelphia.

“Cablevision has always been a terrific partner to NBCUniversal, and I’m thrilled they continue to recognize the worth of our top-quality broadcast and cable networks and the value a multi-platform offering brings to their customers,” said Matt Bond, executive vice president of content distribution at NBCUniversal. "This broad agreement validates how content providers and distributors can come together and develop mutually beneficial deals of this magnitude.”

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