Time Warner Cable seals deal with Viacom
Time Warner Cable and Viacom announced the multi-year renewal of their distribution agreement Tuesday afternoon in a deal that will for the first time make entertainment network EPIX available to subscribers.
Per the agreement, the addition of EPIX, a hybrid premium cable/satellite TV network and subscription video on demand service, will put over 3,000 titles — like The Hunger Games, Skyfall and World War Z — at the fingertips of TWC customers.
Moreover, the deal extension means Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks will continue to offer Viacom staples — Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, CMT and Comedy Central among them — across all platforms, including the TWC TV app.
“We’re pleased to have reached agreement in advance of our deadline,” TWC executive vice president Melinda Witmer said in a release. “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.”
Additional terms of the agreement — such as the length of the renewal and dollar figures — were not disclosed.