New York -- Sister networks Trio and Newsworld
International said last Tuesday that they signed a digital distribution deal with AT&T
Broadband & Internet Services.
The news release did not contain specific carriage
commitments. AT&T Broadband executive vice president of programming Madison Bond said
in the release that the affiliation agreement "will allow our local systems to add
international programming that meets the needs of their local customers."
Trio offers programming from the United Kingdom, Australia
and other English-speaking countries, including such U.K. staples as serial drama Coronation
Street and crime drama Cracker.
Newsworld International draws on the Canadian Broadcasting
Corp.'s global newsgathering, and it airs unedited newscasts from various countries.
The networks are owned by North American Television Inc., a
joint venture of Canada-based Power Broadcasting Inc. and the CBC.