About NCTC

Our Story

It’s 1984. Detroit Tigers win the World Series. Oakland Raiders win Super Bowl XVIII. Incumbent President Ronald Reagan carries 49 of the 50 states to win a second term as President. The average cable customer had no more than 53 channels. NCTC was founded by 12 members of the Mid-America Cable Association on the premise that rate savings could be achieved by aggregating their cable subscribers.

Fast forward to today, NCTC has managed to help over 750 different independent cable companies connect with great programming networks and leading technology companies to offer their subscribers exceptional cable and broadband services.

With 55 employees and two offices, NCTC continues to provide our members and partners the connections to succeed in this rapidly changing environment. We have explored new partnerships and developed platforms that allow our members to bring the best of service to their subscribers. Guided by a diverse board of directors, NCTC brings our members and partners the best in customer service while fostering connections that create value for all.

What We Do


30 Years of Trusted Partnerships

Working on behalf of more than 750 independent operators, we negotiate master licensing agreements with content providers for over 200 networks. These pre-negotiated agreements give our members access to content efficiently, and with better terms. We secure the best possible pricing and terms from trusted technology providers and hardware vendors, providing access to the equipment and services our members need to thrive in the video and broadband markets. Content providers and technology vendors enjoy streamlined negotiations for master agreements, covering hundreds of cable companies.


Operational Efficiency

Our secure web portal includes a suite of custom applications to support network launches, subscriber reporting, equipment purchasing, online invoices, and remittances. Operators value the convenience of paying one monthly invoice that covers most, if not all, of their programming license fees, as well as streamlined invoicing for hardware and technology purchases. Content providers appreciate the efficiency of aggregated subscriber reporting and payments. Vendors value our prompt, streamlined payment and collections processes covering hundreds of operators.


Strategic Support

NCTC provides tools and resources to help members and support content providers and technology vendors.

Packaging: We assist members in creating innovative channel packages for their customers, while navigating the complexities of programming agreements.

Planning: Members enjoy access to custom-designed tools for budgeting and forecasting, calculating bulk subscribers and more.

Solutions: We actively seek out and develop innovative, cost-effective platforms and partnerships that enable our members to succeed in the new, app-driven video landscape.

Service: Our team of experts provides personalized support to members, content providers, and vendors. Whether it’s phone, chat, or email, we’re ready and willing to help.


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Our Members

From Puerto Rico to Alaska, you will find our members, independent cable providers working hard to serve customers in communities ranging in size from from 10 subscribers to over 1 million. While every member company is different, they all rely on us to help them face the ferocious competition and meet the technical challenges that define today's cable industry.

Our Vendors

From Fido TV to mega-conglomerates like Fox, Turner and Disney, content providers trust NCTC to strengthen and grow their affiliate relationships with our member operators.

From Arris to ZCorum, technology solutions and back office providers bring cutting-edge products and services to our members.


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