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LENEXA, Kan., and BRISTOL, Conn. — The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and the Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced a comprehensive multi-year distribution agreement that includes the option for NCTC’s members to carry the SEC Network. The SEC Network option is part of an over-arching deal that includes a robust lineup of sports, news and entertainment content to be delivered across TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected devices. The co-op servers nearly 1,000 member companies.
“NCTC is pleased to again offer our members access to top-tier sports and family channels under our new agreement with Disney & ESPN Networks Group. The addition of the SEC Network, Longhorn Network and digital platform rights helps strengthen the long-term partnership and enhances the value the agreement brings to members,” commented Judy Meyka, Executive Vice President of Programming, NCTC.
“Customers of the NCTC member companies will benefit greatly from this latest renewal deal,” added David Preschlack, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney & ESPN Networks Group.
Crystal Kemp manager, marketing and public relations for Conway Corp. said the company is getting questions daily about the addition of SEC Network to its lineup when the network launches on Aug. 14. Kemp said the network will be available for Conway Corporation customers on channel 50 and HD channel 580.