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NBCU Inks Mediacom Renewal, Adding 'TV Everywhere'

Comprehensive Deal Is Programmer's Fourth in Recent Weeks 12/19/2012 11:52 AM Eastern

Continuing to wrap up renewal pacts with expanded viewing rights, NBCUniversal has inked a multiyear, multiplatform deal with Mediacom Communications.

The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, encompasses expansive rights for Mediacom to carry the Olympic Games, on-demand fare from the programmer’s cable and broadcast content and access to live across multiple outlets, both inside and outside the home. Relative to accessing the programming digitally, Mediacom customers must subscribe to its Family TV level of service.

“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 executive vice president of programming and human resources, in announcing the deal. “Whether at home or on the go, Mediacom customers will have access to the very best NBCUniversal programming."

NBCUniversal also recently concluded far-reaching distribution agreements with Cablevision, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOS.

The Mediacom agreement also covers retransmission-consent for NBC- and Telemund-owned stations in the MSO’s footprintnt, and continued carriage of all NBCU’s cable portfolio, including, Bravo, Chiller, cloo, CNBC, E!, G4, Golf Channel, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Sports Network, Oxygen, Sprout, Style, Syfy, Universal HD, USA, as well as Comcast SportsNet.  

“As the most-watched media company, NBCUniversal wants to ensure Mediacom’s customers can experience its award-winning programming whenever and wherever they want,” noted Matt Bond, executive vice president, content distribution. “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.”

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