Newsmax TV Nets NCTC Deal

Conservative News Net Adds 12 Million Subs

Newsmax TV has reached a distribution deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative, adding nearly 12 million subscribers, the network said Tuesday.

Newsmax TV adds NCTC to its carriage deals with satellite services Dish Network and DirecTv, representing 35 million homes, said  the network.

 “This NCTC agreement further accelerates our focus on securing carriage with independent cable operators country-wide and is an important component of our goal to reach 50 million-plus subscribers for our first year on-air anniversary,” Newsmax Media Founder and CEO Christopher Ruddy said in a statement. “Initial meetings with many NCTC members indicate a widespread reception that we anticipate will lead to notable launches in 2015.”