Time Warner Cable, Viacom sign new distribution deal


ViacomThe multi-year, multiplatform deal includes expansive TV Everywhere rights and new availability of the EPIX network. It covers all of Viacom’s networks including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Nickelodeon and BET. Subscribers will also have authenticated access to apps from these networks for on-the-go viewing.

Along with the TWC TV app, subscribers will get content within apps from Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, CMT, and Comedy Central. EPIX will deliver 3,000 titles on demand to Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks digital customers.

EPIX programming features recent movies and classic film franchises including top blockbuster movies The Hunger Games, Skyfall, World War Z and Star Trek: Into Darkness as well as original documentaries such as TWA Flight 800 and Schooled: The Price of College Sports and music and comedy events.

Said Philippe Dauman, Viacom CEO, “We’re committed to serving our audiences on every screen, as they continue to drive the evolution of how video content is experienced. TWC is equally passionate about its customers and together we crafted a progressive agreement that is a major step forward for consumers and also a model of collaboration for the multiplatform television industry.“

“We’re pleased to have reached agreement in advance of our deadline,” said Melinda Witmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Video and Content Officer for Time Warner Cable. “We’re working hard to provide our customers with easier access to the content they love; this agreement will provide a more expansive offering to a wide array of our customers, from parents of young children to comedy and movie lovers and more.”