Ion cuts carriage deal with Comcast


Ion Media Networks announced a multi-network package deal for carriage on Comcast systems. Under the agreement, Comcast will continue carrying Ion’s flagship television network, which airs a mix of programming aimed at a broad audience. In addition, Comcast systems will offer Ion’s 24-hour linear digital networks: qubo, a channel focusing on providing children with a good value system and literacy, and Ion Life, a channel for mature adults focusing on healthy lifestyle options, personal growth and wellness.

“This agreement is another milestone in our multi-platform network strategy and reflects our commitment to working with our cable partners to offer digital value-added products for underserved and diverse special interest TV categories,” said Steve Friedman, President, Ion Media Networks Distribution.