NBCUniversal signs deal with TV affiliates for streaming, TV Everywhere distribution
The good news. NBCU is setting a common financial framework so that each broadcast group can easily roll their content into current/future streaming services.
The bad news. Not much but the proof will be in how many local NBC affiliates end up in streaming packages because of this framework.
Video — Watch @nScreenMedia break down this deal.
Doesn’t the new YouTube service already offer this? Yes and no. They were able to secure rights in the large markets (Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia) where the national networks own the local stations. Link