NCTC negotiates master licensing agreements with content providers for more than 200 networks on behalf of our 750+ independent pay-TV and broadband provider members. We utilize our cumulative member buying power for the purposes of negotiating better terms with content providers than members may be able to achieve on their own. Through the aggregation of subscribers, NCTC creates efficiencies that benefit both our members and the content providers, leading to more competitive and cost-effective agreements.
NCTC manages all aspects of content provider relationships for members. On behalf of our members, NCTC negotiates with large media companies as well as independent networks, broadcast station owners (RTC) and new and emerging content providers such as OTT services.
NCTC negotiates agreements with Over-the-top (OTT) content providers to give our members economical access to the streaming content their customers demand. By participating in our OTT agreements, independent operators gain access to a compelling portfolio of entertainment options to attract and retain cord-cutters and cord-nevers.
NCTC currently has agreements with HBO Max, Cheddar, CuriosityStream, Hulu and Philo.
Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (vMVPD) deliver linear and on-demand video content over the internet, giving our members affordable content options to pass along to consumers, who won’t have to purchase individual OTT subscriptions directly from each content provider.
NCTC virtual MVPDs partnerships include FuboTV, Philo, and PlutoTV.