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[03/07/13 - 09:28 AM]
Turner Broadcasting and NCTC Reach Long-Term Distribution Agreement
CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and more will continue to be carried by NCTC's nearly 1,000 independent cable operator members nationwide.

[via press release from Turner]

Turner Broadcasting and NCTC Reach Long-Term Distribution Agreement

Renewal Grants NCTC Members Continued Access to Turner's Portfolio of Networks Including CNN, TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. announced today a multi-year distribution agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) that includes broad carriage of Turner's leading portfolio of networks. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Under the terms of the agreement, Turner's diverse portfolio of networks including CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), truTV, CNN International, CNN en Español and Boomerang will continue to be carried by NCTC's nearly 1,000 independent cable operator members nationwide.

As part of the deal, NCTC members will have rights to carry a myriad of entertainment, kids, news, sports and young adults programming, as well as on-demand content that is available across the Turner networks, including award-winning news and information from CNN, marquee sports programming such as the NBA and NCAA(R) Division I Men's Basketball Championship, TBS's Conan and TNT's Rizzoli & Isles and Falling Skies, and Cartoon Network's Regular Show and Adventure Time.

"The extension of our comprehensive renewal agreement with the NCTC highlights the growing value of the Turner portfolio and drives home our commitment to deliver marquee content to their customers," said David Levy, President of Sales, Distribution and Sports, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. "We're proud to continue our long relationship with the NCTC and the viewers they serve."

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com and HLN; TBS, TNT, truTV and Turner Classic Movies; Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com; TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Peachtree TV and Turner Sports; and Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim.





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