NBC, Verizon Strike TV Everywhere Deal
Deal covers TV stations, cable nets and the Internet
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/26/2012 3:17:46 PM
The wide-ranging deal, announced Monday, includes retransmission of NBC and Telemundo TV stations as well as NBCU cable nets, which include USA, E!, Bravo Media, CNBC, MSNBC,NBC Sports Network, Oxygen Media, Syfy, Telemundo Media and Golf Channel and TV Everywhere rights, which means Verizon can make that programming available for multiplatform viewing by authenticated subs.
"This comprehensive agreement benefits our viewers and Verizon's FiOS TV customers by making programming available across NBCUniversal's vast content portfolio wherever the viewer goes on any device," said Matt Bond, executive VP, content distribution, NBCUniversal, in a statement. "Verizon clearly understands and appreciates the value our stations, cable and Olympics content delivers to their subscribers. We look forward to continuing our long standing and mutually beneficial partnership and working closely together to develop new and innovative ways to engage subscribers."
As part of its deal to create its joint venture with NBCU, Comcast, the nation's largest cable operators, promised to continue to make NBCU content available for online delivery by competing distributors. The deal follows a similar TV Everywhere carriage deal, also part of a broader agreement, struck with Cablevision last month.
No related content found.
No Top Articles
Digital Rapids provides market-leading software and hardware solutions, technology and expertise for transforming live and on-demand video to reach wider audiences on the latest viewing platforms more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Empowering applications from..more