NCTC, MobiTV Deal to Test Consumer Appetite for App Based Pay-TV

A new NCTC, MobiTV deal, announced today, will help shape an ongoing debate about the future of pay-TV. Is that future based on a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) app model, or will customers continue to opt for the status-quo operator provided set-top-box (STB) scenario? The National Cable...Learn More

NCTC OTT Deals include Sony PlayStation Vue and fuboTV

In a sign of the times, two NCTC OTT deals were announced at this week’s Independent Show, taking place in Indianapolis. The two deals will allow NCTC members to resell OTT services from Sony PlayStation Vue and fuboTV, both of which are considered vMVPDs, offering...Learn More

NCTC Members Adopt Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV Platform

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 19, 2017 – Evolution Digital today announced the deployment of its fully-managed eVUE-TV™ IP Video on Demand Solution with seven additional member operators in the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). The seven operators deploying eVUE-TV on the NCTC’s VU-IT!™ platform include Docomo Pacific,...Learn More

Future of Pay-TV: Rumors of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (Sort Of)

If you follow the broadband industry closely, you have probably seen a pay-TV forecast or two that suggests pay-TV’s brightest days are in the past. Cord cutting and OTT alternatives are now ‘in vogue’ and some say the future of pay-TV is in jeopardy as...Learn More

Evolution Digital Inks IP VOD Distribution Deal with NCTC

Centennial, Colorado — July 19, 2016–Evolution Digital today announced that it reached a deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to distribute its eVUE-TV™ IP Video on Demand service to NCTC member operators. Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV delivers thousands of hours of top-rated movies and...Learn More

RFD-TV and NCTC Announce Multi-Year Distribution Agreement

(NASHVILLE — June 20, 2016) RFD-TV and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year distribution agreement, which allows over 800 video service providers across the United States the opportunity to launch the network. RFD-TV, whose stated mission...Learn More

Comcast, NCTC Agreement Paves Way for DOCSIS 3.1

A new Comcast, NCTC Agreement will provide the NCTC’s small cableco members with advanced technology that reduces the bandwidth and equipment needed to support video services. As Comcast Wholesale explains in a press release, the cablecos can use the reclaimed bandwidth and equipment to offer...Learn More

Evolution Digital Partners with NCTC for TiVo Powered IP Set-Top-Box

CENTENNIAL, Colo., February 17, 2016 – Evolution Digital and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) today announced a deal to cost-effectively make available to NCTC members Evolution Digital’s IP Hybrid Set-Top Box (STB) powered by TiVo® Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market....Learn More

NCTC/ AMC Agreement Reached, But Not All Small Cablecos Are On Board

Updated Jan 6 The National Cable Television Cooperative and AMC Networks said today that they have reached a new agreement that will put AMCN channels in at least some small video providers’ lineups. NCTC handles content negotiations on behalf of its small video provider members,...Learn More

Cable Contract Dispute: ACA Calls AMC Conduct “Unconscionable”

Disputes between small video providers and video content provider AMC Networks (AMCN) are escalating. As Telecompetitor previously reported, small video service providers that get content through the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) are facing the possible loss of programming from AMCN. And as the year-end...Learn More

AMC Renewal: Network Ups Ante on Programming Carriage Negotiations, Targets NCTC Members

AMC Networks has taken the all familiar content licensing fees dispute to a new level. The provider of popular programming series like ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and ‘Mad Men’ is ramping up content renewal agreements with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), and  implementing a rather...Learn More

TIS: All Paths Lead to OTT, IP Video

Independent cable operators met this week in Boston at NCTC’s annual The Independent Show (TIS), and a growing sense of urgency was on display. That urgency involves correctly positioning a small cable company in a fast changing market, where the historical core service of video...Learn More

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