Just days after inking a video-on-demand content deal with Charter Communications Inc., TVN Entertainment has closed a deal to support Comcast Cable Communications Inc.‘s VOD rollout in Philadelphia.
The full-scale deployment, which is slated to launch this fall, calls for TVN to support 750 hours of monthly VOD programming in the Philadelphia market. TVN already supports 15 Comcast VOD rollouts.
The pending merger of Comcast and AT&T Broadband could lead to more VOD contracts for TVN.
Last week, Charter tabbed TVN as its VOD content delivery partner. Under that deal, TVN will encode on-demand content for the MSO from its Digital Network Operations Center and transport VOD titles and subscription-VOD content via TVN’s Secure Satellite Transmission (SST) system.
In the wake of Diva Systems’ demise, VOD companies like TVN have been seizing customers. As expected, Diva filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection from its creditors at the end of May.
Comcast meanwhile, has been working to beef up its service offering in Philadelphia. The company recently announced plans to deliver voice-over IP services in its hometown. Comcast said it will use a voice-over-IP system powered by Arris Group Inc.’s C4 cable modem termination system (CMTS) unit which is Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications 1.1 qualified.
In other VOD news, Eagle Broadband has signed a deal with Warner Home Video to access Warner Home Video’s first-run feature movies, library content and live events for VOD distribution over Eagle’s IP-based fiber network. Terms were not disclosed.