Mediacom, Viacom renew carriage, add digital rights

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 28 May 2015

Mediacom Communications and Viacom have renewed their distribution agreement for network carriage, which now includes digital properties.

In addition to continued airing of 19 linear Viacom cable networks and EPIX, Mediacom subscribers will have access to additional programming across devices, including a substantial increase in free video-on-demand (VOD) and expanded TV everywhere functionality that allows viewers to watch Viacom programming both in and out-of-home.

"We appreciate Viacom's willingness to enter into a reasonable agreement that takes into consideration our consumers' sensitivity to pricing and the alternative ways content is consumed today," said Rocco Commisso, Mediacom's founder, chairman and CEO. "Viacom has long been an innovator in the content space. We look forward to providing our customers with the very best that Viacom has to offer."