NBCUniversal and Verizon have agreed to a carriage pact that covers retransmission-consent rights on FiOS for USA, Bravo and CNBC and more than a dozen cable networks; NBC-owned broadcast stations; and Comcast SportsNets in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington. The agreement also includes a TV Everywhere provision that mimics a deal reached in October between NBCU and Cablevision.
News Corp. and DIRECTV have reached a carriage agreement spanning FX, Fox News Channel, National Geographic Channel, Speed and 19 regional sports networks, as well as Fox Broadcasting and local stations. The terms of the deal, which was settled about nine hours before the previous contract was to expire, were not made public.
Turner Broadcasting has struck a deal with AT&T's U-verse service that will make the company's cable TV networks available on the telecom's online platform. The deal involves TBS, TNT, truTV and Cartoon Network and enables U-verse distribution 24 hours after episodes originally air on their respective networks.
Univision has announced a retransmission agreement with Comcast. The deal, a first for Univision, includes Comcast carriage of Univision's 14 owned-and-operated TV stations, its 17 owned-and-operated TeleFutura stations and its Galavision cable network.
USA TODAY has partnered with CSTV to integrate the college-sports-oriented network's GameTracker tool on the newspaper's Web site. Under the deal, CSTV's XXL live and on-demand video service also will be featured on USAToday.com.