Miami Beach, Fla. -- TCI Music's The Box has reached a
seven-year affiliation agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative, which
represents smaller systems serving more than 9.5 million subscribers.
"Program access is a crucial issue for us," said
Frank Hughes, the NCTC's senior vice president of programming, in a prepared
statement. "That's why we are very happy to recommend a compelling, interactive,
all-music channel for carriage on our member systems."