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Turner, NCTC Reach Carriage Agreement

Long Term Deal for CNN, TNT, Others 3/07/2013 8:25 AM Eastern

Turner Broadcasting System, said Thursday it has reached a long-term carriage agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative, the purchasing group for small and medium-sized cable operators. Terms of the deal 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.

 “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 Turner Broadcasting  president of sales, distribution and sports, David Levy in a statement. “We’re proud to continue our long relationship with the NCTC and the viewers they serve.”

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