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Newsmax TV Nets Atlantic Broadband, Buckeye Deals

Newsmax TV Tuesday continued to boost its cable footprint, inking carriage deals with Atlantic Broadband and Buckeye CableSystem.

The additional 250,000 combined subscribers from Atlantic Broadband and Buckeye puts the baby boomer-targeted news network in more than 40 million cable and satellite homes, said network officials.

“Atlantic Broadband and Buckeye CableSystem are important additions to the Newsmax TV distribution network, located in strategic regions of the country that will be especially receptive to our independent and comprehensive programming aimed at the Baby Boomer audience,” Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy said in a statement. “As we move forward and gain momentum, having important distribution partners like Atlantic Broadband and Buckeye CableSystem become particularly important.”

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.