National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative represents the telecommunications and information technology interests of rural utilities and affiliates in the United States. The company primarily focuses on the provision of telecommunications solutions to rural America. It provides products and services, including high-speed Internet access via satellite, Internet access and support, integrated smart grid technologies and energy efficiency solutions, wireless technologies, long distance programs, mobile phone services, IP backbone services, and programming distribution rights for video providers. The company deploys a portfolio of advanced metering infrastructure solutions, including wireless...
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Herndon, VA 20171
Founded in 1986
National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative and The Walt Disney Company Announces Comprehensive Long-Term Distribution Agreement
Jul 18 13
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative and The Walt Disney Company announced a comprehensive long-term distribution agreement to deliver Disney's robust lineup of top quality sports, news and entertainment content to NRTC members' customers across TVs, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and internet-enabled televisions. The telecommunications cooperative serves telephone and electric organizations in 48 states. As part of the new multi-year deal, NRTC will introduce several new services, including the full suite of authenticated WATCH products, Longhorn Network and the upcoming SEC Network and Fusion, an ABC News and Univision joint venture and 24/7 news, information and lifestyle multi-platform network for English-dominant and bilingual Hispanics the youngest and fastest-growing demographic in the US. Services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN GamePlan, ESPN Full Court and ESPN3. NRTC members' customers will receive broad access to existing authenticated products like WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD, WATCH Disney Junior and WatchESPN (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Buzzer Beater) as well as the to-be-launched WATCH ABC authenticated on-demand content and WATCH ABC Family services, through the networks' own WATCH sites and apps. These products will give NRTC customers more opportunities to access live and video on demand content, both in-home and out-of-home, on their computers, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles.