Comcast Media Center Adds Mediacom, 10 Other Cable Operators to Its VOD Content Distribution Footprint

Top Quote Now delivering On Demand Programming to 40 Million VOD-Enabled Households. End Quote
  • Denver, CO (1888PressRelease) July 07, 2010 - The Cable Show 2010, Los Angeles May 11 Comcast Media Center (CMC, booth #2141) today announced that Mediacom Communications Corporation and ten other cable system operators are using its Video On Demand (VOD) content distribution platform to serve VOD-enabled households in their systems.  The addition of Mediacom, and the VOD platform's other newest affiliates, who include Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) members Access Communications, EastLink, Cable Cable Inc., Source Cable Ltd. and Westman Communications Group; and U.S. cable operators KPU CommVision, Community Television Company, EATEL Video LLC, and Frontier Communications, brings its total footprint to approximately 40 million VOD-enabled households.

    "The CMC is very pleased to add these cable system operators to the MSOs using our VOD platform to provide their customers with access to a wide range of on demand programming," said Gary Traver, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Comcast Media Center.  "Their diversity, ranging from single-system cable operators to the country's largest MSOs, reflects our commitment to develop centralized solutions that address their needs for cost containment, customization, remote management and operational efficiency."

    Launched in 2003, the CMC's national VOD platform currently manages and distributes more than 9,000 VOD assets from more than 276 content sources each month.  The VOD platform provides a highly secure content distribution environment for films and other licensed video programming.  In addition, the CMC offers rapid-turn capabilities for providing near real-time delivery of television programming that incorporates the profiles for C3 commercial ratings provided by The Nielsen Company.

    The CMC's VOD platform features a user-directed Express Lane™ VOD solution, which programming networks may use for delivering  VOD assets to selected cable system headends.  It also offers a "Local Express Lane" cost-effective, centralized solution for managing local VOD content.  The Express Lane solutions provide an easy to implement solution for  local and national content providers to control the preparation, management and delivery of their content.

    CMC's VOD content management services include ongoing quality assurance monitoring and a secure Internet portal that helps cable systems track when programming has successfully propagated from the CMC catcher to the local VOD system.  The portal can list VOD assets by programmer or provide a total view of all VOD assets.

    About Comcast Media Center:
    Denver-based Comcast Media Center (CMC), a subsidiary of Comcast Cable, provides centralized content management and distribution solutions for cable systems, video content providers and advertisers. More information about the CMC is available at

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