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Entertainment Studios Networks Signs New Carriage Agreement With National Cable Television Cooperative

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment Studios, Inc., ( www.es.tv) the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of eight 24-hour HD cable television networks, proudly announces it has signed a new affiliation agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).  The multi-year deal includes distribution for the Entertainment Studios cable television networks by NCTC members who elect to carry the networks under the NCTC partnership.

"The NCTC plays an important role in representing independent cable operators.  Our goal and commitment has always been to make our HD networks the very best in their categories, and our new affiliation arrangement with NCTC is another big step in bringing our HD networks to more viewers," said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios.  "All content is originally produced in-house to insure the highest level of creative quality."

"This is a milestone moment. Through our partnership with NCTC, we now have the opportunity to bring the Entertainment Studios HD Networks and our content to members," said Janice Arouh, President of Distribution and Marketing for Entertainment Studios Networks.  "With completion of this comprehensive agreement, the NCTC members are licensed for carriage of six Entertainment Studios Networks national cable networks, including CARS.TV, COMEDY.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, PETS.TV, and RECIPE.TV."

"NCTC is pleased to announce our new relationship with Entertainment Studios Networks and provide members access to their suite of linear HD networks," said NCTC President Rich Fickle. " Byron Allen's approach to the business is unique and welcomed at a time when there are many pressure points on rising programming expenses."

The Entertainment Studios current roster of eight 24/7 linear HD television networks includes:

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