News secures catch-up and linear rights for NBCUniversal channels

Exaring-owned German streaming platform has extended a deal with NBCUniversal that will give it catch-up rights as well as linear distribution of channels 13th Street, Universal TV and SYFY.

The deal will include catch-up rights and additional functions such as instant restart, pause and recording.

With the contract extension, viewers will be able to continue to watch pay TV linear channels 13th Street, Universal TV and SYFY, offering a mix of series and films spanning detective stories, thrillers, family entertainment, science fiction and fantasy.

With the expanded rights package for catch-up content, customers will in future be able to catch up on missed episodes and programmes from the three channels. counts one million subscription customers and reaches more than 30 million households in high quality via Exaring’s dedicated fibre network.

Elke Walthelm, Managing Director at NBCUniversal Global Networks Germany, said: “We are pleased to continue working with Exaring because fits very well with our distribution strategy. With the NBC Universal pay TV channel brands 13th Street, Universal TV and SYFY, we will continue to offer customers a wide range of entertainment via Open IPTV in the next two years, including brand new episodes of Chicago Fire, Law & Order or Resident Alien.

Markus Härtenstein, CEO of Exaring, said: “NBC Universal is a very important partner for us in the area of ​​pay TV. The successful entertainment channels 13th Street, SYFY and Universal TV offer our customers numerous well-known series and film highlights as well as exclusive originals, thereby enriching our program portfolio. With the addition of catch-up, the content from 2024 will be even more flexible to suit your own usage needs.”

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