Meeting of the ‘coms on Carriage


Viacom-logoCable program supplier Viacom and cable MSO Mediacom have come to terms on carriage. The companies both expressed satisfaction with the arrangement, terms of which they, as per usual, kept to themselves.

The deal includes improvements in VOD and TV Everywhere functionality.

19 Viacom properties are covered in the deal. Among its offerings are Nickelodeon, CMT, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, TV Land, Nick at Nite, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, SPIKE, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Channel 5 (UK), Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA.

“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 B. Commisso, Mediacom’s founder, chairman and CEO. “Viacom has long been an innovator in the content space,” continued Commisso. “We look forward to providing our customers with the very best that Viacom has to offer.”

“We are pleased to have reached a comprehensive deal with Mediacom that delivers strong value for our brands and provides even better ways for Mediacom customers to enjoy their favorite Viacom content,” said Philippe Dauman, Viacom’s CEO. “Mediacom has been an outstanding partner for many years, and we look forward to continuing to grow our businesses together.”