Fancast.com To Stream Additional Programming From MTV Networks and BET Networks, Including Comedy Central’s “South Park,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” & “The Colbert Report”
Comcast and Viacom Expand Broadband And High Definition VOD Content Agreement.
Philadelphia, PA .-Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced that Fancast (www.fancast.com) will have access to an expanded library of full length programming from MTV Networks (MTVN) and BET Networks (BETN), including episodes of COMEDY CENTRAL’s “South Park,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report.” Fancast will also stream exclusive MTVN and BETN stunts monthly, including content like advance looks at the series premiere of VH1’s “Brooke Hogan Knows Best” and Nickelodeon’s new “The Naked Brothers Band” TV movie titled, “Polar Bears.”
The new agreement expands on the existing deal, announced in January, under which MTVN and BETN provide Fancast with more than 50 hours of full length episodes and 150 short form clips each month from their brands, which include MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and BET. As part of the agreement, Comcast’s video on demand customers will receive more high and standard definition content from MTVN and BETN.
Comcast plans to launch MTVN and BETN’s linear high definition services by year’s end. In addition, Comcast continues to increase distribution of MTV Hits, MTV Jams and MTV Tr3s.
“MTV Networks and BET Networks’ audiences are more engaged and invested in our brands than ever, and Fancast gives them yet another touchpoint to access our hit programming online,” said Denise Dahldorf, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution and Marketing, MTVN and BETN. “Comcast continues to be a fantastic partner for us, and we’re excited to extend the reach of our brands while putting their power behind Fancast.”
“Between Fancast and Comcast’s VOD, we’re focusing on creating the best and broadest on demand experience for our customers. We are pleased to be working with partners like Viacom to deliver consumers more content where and when they want to watch it,” said Matt Bond, Executive Vice President of Content Acquisition for Comcast Cable.
Fancast.com, Comcast Interactive Media’s online entertainment destination, enables users to find, manage, and watch entertainment content on demand wherever it is available – on Fancast, on television, on VOD, online or in theaters. On the site viewers can watch free full length TV shows and movies from top networks and over 100 video content providers like MTVN and BETN. Along with broadcast content, Fancast will feature post-shows, casting specials, cast profiles and sneak peeks from the networks.
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