vMVPD affiliate deals easier to execute, no less costly

National broadcasters are setting up deals with their local affiliates thatmake it easier for national streaming services to carry local broadcast channels.

Previously on SOTS. CBS Sets Digital MVPD Distribution Pact With Affiliates

ABC, CBS and NBC have similar deals in place with Fox taking a more aggressive stance.

Why are these deals important? Most surveys consistently list ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in their top-10 must have channels.

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