Newsmax Reaches Carriage Deals With CenturyLink, GCI

Newsmax TV has reached carriage agreements with CenturyLink and GCI, the cable news network announced Wednesday (Feb. 24).

With the deals -- terms of which were not disclosed -- Newsmax now reaches nearly 45 million US homes through its cable partners, DirecTv and Dish Network, according to network officials.

 “We are pleased that CenturyLink and GCI are embracing Newsmax TV’s approach along with our programming and look forward to welcoming new audiences in these key parts of the country,” Newsmax TV CEO Christopher Ruddy said in a statement.

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.