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Sky/NTL Deal

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BSkyB and NTL announced today that they had concluded an agreement for the supply of nine BSkyB channels to NTL. The deal is effective immediately and runs until the end of 2006.

Under the deal, Sky One and Sky News will continue to be carried on NTL's analogue and digital television services. Sky Sports News will continue to be carried on NTL's digital cable television network.

By the end of July 2003, NTL's digital cable television service will also carry, for the first time, a further six Sky channels. These are Sky One Mix, Sky Travel, Sky Travel Extra, and the recently launched channels from Sky Music: The Amp, Flaunt and Scuzz.

Aizad Hussain, Managing Director of NTL Home said: "We are delighted to have secured this long term agreement, adding further momentum to our programme of product enhancement. This is more good news for NTL customers."

Martin Goswami, Commercial Director, BSkyB, said: "This agreement is a further step towards broadening the distribution and reach of Sky channels. We are delighted to secure carriage of those channels throughout the whole of NTL's UK networks and we look forward to bringing six new channels to NTL customers for the first time."

NTL has 2.04 million TV customers in the UK of which 1.25 million have digital television.