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NBCUniversal Signs Multi-year Carriage Deal With NCTC

            NBCUniversal Signs Multi-year Carriage Deal With NCTC

Agreement Covers First-Ever Retransmission Consent For NBC and Telemundo Owned
Stations with NCTC

NCTC Members Gain Top Sports, News and Entertainment Including Oxygen, Style,
Telemundo and USA Among Others Across Multiple Platforms In and Out of Home as
well as Rights to Air Olympic Games

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --NBCUniversal and the National Cable
Television Cooperative (NCTC) announced today a comprehensive new carriage
deal that encompasses broad distribution for the programmer's full portfolio
of cable and broadcast services, as well as a first-ever retransmission
consent deal for NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations.

Today's announcement follows NBCUniversal's recent distribution agreements
with Cablevision, Mediacom, Suddenlink and Verizon.

Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, NBCUniversal's broad portfolio of
top-rated broadcast and cable content will be carried by NCTC's nearly 1,000
independent cable operator members nationwide. Included in the deal are rights
to carry the Olympic Games, as well as on-demand content from NBCUniversal's
cable and broadcast network portfolio, and access to live channels across
multiple platforms, both in and out of the home.

In making the announcement, Matt Bond, Executive Vice President, Content
Distribution, NBCUniversal said, "NCTC's members will continue to have access
to the best English and Spanish language cable network and broadcast
programming. This agreement reflects NCTC's understanding of the value that
NBCUniversal delivers to their members."

With completion of this comprehensive renewal agreement, the NCTC members are
licensed for carriage of all NBCUniversal's national cable networks, including
Bravo, cloo, Chiller, CNBC, CNBC World, E!, G4, Golf Channel, MSNBC, mun2, NBC
Sports Network, Oxygen, Sprout, Style, Syfy, Telemundo, Universal HD and USA.

Judy Meyka, Executive Vice President of Programming, NCTC said, "NCTC is
pleased to extend our long relationship with NBCUniversal and provide members
continued access to their linear networks. In addition, we are excited to add
NBCU's broad portfolio of on-demand content for multiple platforms to the
agreement. We had over 80 members participate in delivering the 2012 Olympics
to multiple platforms, demonstrating that members have both the capability and
interest in serving customers on new platforms. Including retransmission
consent for NBC and Telemundo owned stations is another valued addition to
this agreement."

About NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies
in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and
information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable
portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion
picture company, significant television production operations, a leading
television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation
owns a controlling 51 percent interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49
percent stake.

About NCTC
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas
not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware
purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable
systems throughout the U.S. and its territories. NCTC seeks to maximize
current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive
stature and long term sustainability of its member companies.

SOURCE NBCUniversal

Contact: Amanda Collins, NBCUniversal, +1-212-664-4732,
Amanda.collins@nbcuni.com; or Dan Mulvenon, NCTC, +1-913-310-1509,
dmulvenon@nctconline.org
 
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