Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks Reach NCTC Carriage Deal

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studio Networks has reached a long-term affiliation agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), the companies announced Monday

The deal calls for NCTC members to distribute six Entertainment Studios networks, including Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, ES.Tv, MyDestination.TV, Pets.TV and Recipe.TV, according to the two parties.

“We are delighted to extend our partnership with NCTC and independent operators,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios. “This renewal underscores our commitment to provide premiere original lifestyle and entertainment programming to NCTC members and subscribers for years to come.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.