The Walt Disney Co. said it signed a deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative covering retransmission consent rights payments with ABC's owned and operated stations.
It's the first time NCTC and Disney have signed a retrans deal. More of the approximately 50 NCTC members in ABC O&O footprints had individual deals to carry the stations.
In August, Disney and NCTC, a group representing about 950 small cable operators nationwide, reached a distribution agreement covering Disney's sports, news and entertainment cable channels.
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