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End of Year Cable Deals: NCTA & NBC, Charter & Disney

On the final day of 2012, two media companies — NBCUniversal and Disney — have signed new deals with cable carriers.

Charter Communications, the nation’s fourth largest U.S. cable operator, has entered into a long-term agreement to carry up to 70 different networks from The Walt Disney Company, including multiple ESPN channels, the ABC network, the ABC owned stations, and the upcoming ABC News/Univision Joint Venture.

Also announced today, NBCUniversal and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) signed a comprehensive carriage deal for the NBCU portfolio on nearly 1,000 independent cable operators that are members of the NCTC. Included are MSNBC, CNBC and Bravo, as well as a first-ever retransmission consent deal for NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations.

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