CMC adds Mediacom, 10 other ops to VOD distribution platform
The Comcast Media Center announced today that Mediacom and 10 other cable operators are using its VOD content distribution platform to serve up VOD offerings in their respective footprints.
With the addition of Mediacom – as well as Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) members Access Communications, EastLink, Cable Cable, Source Cable and Westman Communications Group, and U.S. cable operators KPU CommVision, Community Television Co., Eatel Video and Frontier Communications – the CMC’s VOD platform serves approximately 40 million VOD-enabled households.
“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,” said Gary Traver, senior vice president and COO of the Comcast Media Center.
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 secure content distribution environment for films and other licensed video programming.
The 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.