Newsmax TV Nets NCTC Deal

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.

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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.