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March 5, 2015

The National Cable Television Cooperative and The Weather Channel Announce Long-term Distribution Agreement

LENEXA, KAN. and ATLANTA - March 5, 2015 -- The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and The Weather Company today announced a multi-year distribution agreement for  The Weather Channel® and Weatherscan linear services. The deal will also give participating NCTC member companies TV Everywhere rights through subscriber authentication on multiple devices; additional terms were not disclosed.

“NCTC is pleased to continue our long relationship with The Weather Channel that gives our members access to the forecasts, severe weather coverage and weather programming their customers enjoy and have come to rely upon in their daily lives." said Judy Meyka, NCTC’s executive vice president of programming.

“The Weather Channel was the first deal NCTC ever struck, which resulted in a more than 30-year partnership that has been beneficial for all,” said Jennifer Dangar, chief strategy officer and president of distribution for The Weather Company. “Renewing our agreement with NCTC and its nearly 900 members will enable us to continue to provide vital weather information, important alerts and live breaking coverage of severe weather to millions of viewers across the country.”

In addition, The Weather Channel recently signed renewal agreements with Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable. Terms of those deals were not disclosed.

For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms. Every weekday morning it features the three biggest names in weather, Al Roker, Sam Champion and Jim Cantore on Wake Up with Al and AMHQ. It is the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive coverage of any media outlet, and with more than 200 meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather, its expertise is unrivaled.

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About NCTC

The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that operates as a programming and hardware purchasing organization for its member companies who own and operate cable systems throughout the U.S. and its territories. NCTC seeks to maximize current and future opportunities to ensure the profitability, competitive stature and long term sustainability of its member companies.

The Weather Company: Where the World Gets its Weather

Through The Weather Channel (weather.com) and Weather Underground (wunderground.com) brands, The Weather Company provides millions of people every day with the world's best weather forecasts, content and data, connecting with them through television, online, mobile and tablet screens, as well as third-party publishing partners via API. Through WSI, the company delivers superior professional weather services for the media, aviation and energy sectors. The Weather Company is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information, visit www.theweathercompany.com.