NBC Syndicates Content To Alltel

In one of its first major content deals since being bought out for $27.5 billion by Texas Pacific Group and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners in May, Alltel Wireless has announced a wide-ranging agreement with NBC Universal, covering eleven mobile VOD channels, mobile Web sites, ringtones, ringbacks and wallpaper. The content will be available via Alltel’s Axcess data services portal.

Among the NBCU short-form video channels available will be NBC News, Access Hollywood, Telemundo, mun2, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Bravo, SCI FI Channel, USA Network and digital originals from dotcomedy.com will be available to Alltel Wireless customers. Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette, president, NBC Universal Digital Distribution, says the company plans to add more channels in the future.