Mediacom, Discovery renew US pay-TV carriage

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 20 February 2015

Mediacom Communications and Discovery Communications have renewed their long-term distribution agreement.

The deal, which incorporates TV everywhere rights through subscriber authentication, will allow Mediacom customers to have continued access to Discovery's portfolio of 13 US networks across multiple platforms.

The agreement encompasses Discovery's entire family of US networks, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, American Heroes Channel, Velocity, Destination America, Discovery Family Channel, Discovery Life Channel, Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia.

"Discovery's commitment to investing in compelling content over the last three decades has created a powerful portfolio of brands," said Elisa Freeman, senior vice president of distribution for Discovery Communications. "This renewed agreement with Mediacom demonstrates the quality of our portfolio and viewers' strong affinity for our networks and programming. We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Mediacom and to bring their subscribers Discovery's unmatched original content."