Afrotainment Signs Agreement with NCTC to Make AFRO Available to NCTC Member Companies
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
NEW YORK – Afrotainment announced today that they have completed a multi-year agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) that will permit NCTC’s members to distribute AFRO.
NCTC represents more than 750 small and mid-sized independent cable and broadband operators across the U.S. Under the terms of the agreement, all NCTC member systems will be able to opt-in to a carriage agreement for AFRO.
AFRO, which is owned by Afrotainment, is a 24-hour polycultural black network broadcasting top-rated Nollywood and black movies, dramas, sitcoms, music, talk, and late night comedy shows.
"We are thrilled to bring AFRO’s live content and growing on demand catalog of 300+ hours of original programming to millions of NCTC customers. This agreement marks an important milestone in our continued growth strategy to increase our nationwide distribution footprint, and we look forward to a great partnership with the NCTC" said Yves Bollanga, Founder and CEO of Afrotainment.
NCTC members will be able to launch AFRO as a linear channel along with optional VOD library, TV Everywhere and OTT.
Afrotainment, a Florida-based company edits, operates and distributes eight networks from its state-of-the-art film and television studios in Orlando and Queens, New York. Afrotainment channels are available in the US and Canada via cable, satellite, fiber-optic and OTT platforms. Visit www.afrotainment.us for more information.
About the National Cable Television Cooperative
The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas-based, 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. NCTC represents more than 750 small and mid-sized independent cable and broadband operators across the U.S., in programming and technology acquisition. NCTC is actively engaged in helping network providers and suppliers evolve their business models to deploy new video/data solutions to match the changes in the media landscape.