NBCUniversal and Cable One agreed on a carriage deal late last night, averting a New Year’s Day blackout of NBCU networks, including USA, Syfy, CNBC, among others. NBCUniversal issued this statement shortly before 10 PM ET.
“NBCUniversal and Cable ONE are pleased to have reached an agreement for carriage of USA, Syfy, Bravo, E!, Esquire Network, Oxygen, Sprout, Chiller, Cloo, CNBC, MSNBC, NBCSN, The Golf Channel, mun2, Telemundo and NBC, and Universal HD. This agreement confirms the value of the entire NBCUniversal portfolio. NBCUniversal looks forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with Cable ONE and ensuring that our loyal viewers will always have access to our valuable programming.”
Phoenix-based Cable One serves some 730,000 customers in 19 states, according to its website. The small cable operator made news last spring when it dropped 15 Viacom channels because of cost.