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February 05, 2013

Entertainment Studios partners with NCTC

By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor

Entertainment Studios, Inc., a producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, recently announced a partnership with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for nearly 1,000 member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories

As per the terms of the agreement, NCTC members will be able to distribute the Entertainment Studios cable television networks. Entertainment Studios owns eight 24-hour HD cable television networks, including Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Pets.TV, Recipe.TV, Legacy.TV and Justice Central.TV. 

"The NCTC plays an important role in representing independent cable operators. Our goal and commitment has always been to make our HD networks the very best in their categories, and our new affiliation arrangement with NCTC is another big step in bringing our HD networks to more viewers," said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios. "All content is originally produced in-house to insure the highest level of creative quality."

"This is a milestone moment. Through our partnership with NCTC, we now have the opportunity to bring the Entertainment Studios HD Networks and our content to members," said Janice Arouh , President of Distribution and Marketing for Entertainment Studios Networks. "With completion of this comprehensive agreement, the NCTC members are licensed for carriage of six Entertainment Studios Networks national cable networks, including CARS.TV, COMEDY.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, PETS.TV, and RECIPE.TV."

"NCTC is pleased to announce our new relationship with Entertainment Studios Networks and provide members access to their suite of linear HD networks," said NCTC President Rich Fickle. “Byron Allen’s approach to the business is unique and welcomed at a time when there are many pressure points on rising programming expenses."

Entertainment Studios, Inc. recently launched its eighth and newest 24-hour HD television network: JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. The new 24/7 HD legal and news cable television network for court proceedings, news, talk, and entertainment programming featuring the biggest names in law is dedicated to courtroom shows, legal news, and a broad range of law-oriented original

Edited by Carlos Olivera

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