NBCUniversal and Mediacom Communications Announce Wide-Ranging, Multi-Year TV Everywhere Distribution Agreement
NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
NBCUniversal and Mediacom Communications today announced a multi-year affiliation agreement to offer NBCUniversal's entire portfolio of award-winning broadcast and cable content to Mediacom's customers. This agreement includes expansive rights to carry the Olympic Games, as well as on-demand content from NBCUniversal's cable and broadcast network portfolio and access to live channels across multiple platforms, both in and out of the home across the U.S.
To access the online programming, customers must subscribe to Mediacom's Family TV package. Today's announcement follows NBCUniversal's recent distribution agreements with Cablevision, Suddenlink and Verizon.
In making the announcement, Matt Bond, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal said, "As the most watched media company, NBCUniversal wants to ensure Mediacom's customers can experience its award-winning programming whenever and wherever they want. With this agreement, Mediacom underscores the growing value of our broadcast and cable brands, and highlights our commitment to best serve our viewers and their customers well into the future."
Additionally, the agreement covers retransmission consent for NBC and Telemundo owned stations and continued carriage of all NBCUniversal's cable networks, including, Bravo, Chiller, cloo, CNBC, E!, G4, Golf Channel, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Sports Network, Oxygen, Sprout, Style, Syfy, Telemundo, Universal HD, USA, as well as Comcast SportsNet.
"We are very pleased to complete this agreement with NBCUniversal because it provides our customers with greater flexibility and choice in their search for entertaining content," said Italia Commisso Weinand, Mediacom's Executive Vice President of Programming and Human Resources. "Whether at home or on the go, Mediacom customers will have access to the very best NBCUniversal programming."
NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51 percent interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49 percent stake.
Mediacom is the nation's eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional and advanced video services such as digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, as well as high-speed Internet access and phone service. Through Mediacom Business, the Company offers affordable broadband communications solutions that can be tailored to any size business. For more information about Mediacom, please visit www.mediacomcc.com.
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