Wealth TV Renews NCTC Pact

WealthTV has struck a long-term carriage renewal with the National Cable Television Cooperative, according to the programmer.

The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, covers digital, HD and VOD carriage for the lifestyle and entertainment network.

NCTC is a cooperative that negotiates carriage on behalf of more than 1,000 cable operators serving 23 million subs.

San Diego-based Wealth TV, which launched in June 2004, is a division of Herring Broadcasting.

WealthTV has carriage on Verizon's FiOS TV, AT&T's U-Verse and Charter Communications, and it is currently seeking the FCC's help to get carriage on the top cable operators, arguing it is being unfairly denied access to those distributors.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.