NCTC re-ups content carriage with Discovery

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 09 January 2015

The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and Discovery Communications have announced a multi-year distribution agreement to allow the continued delivery of Discovery's family of 13 US networks. The deal gives participating NCTC member companies TV everywhere rights through subscriber authentication on multiple devices.

As part of the long-term agreement, NCTC member customers will have access to Discovery's US networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery Family Channel, American Heroes Channel, Discovery Fit & Health (to become Discovery Life Channel on 15 January), Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Velocity and Destination America.

"For 30 years, Discovery has been committed to producing content that satisfies viewers' curiosity and delivering that award-winning programming to operators both small and large," said Eric Phillips, president of domestic distribution for Discovery Communications. "This renewed agreement is a testament to that commitment and ensures customers of NCTC member companies will continue, for many years ahead, to have access to Discovery's unmatched family of networks."