Mediacom to Offer Netflix, Hulu Streaming Services

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Mediacom Communications announced Thursday of an agreement with both Netflix and Hulu.

Hulu and Mediacom have reached an agreement that will allow the cable company to offer Hulu’s subscription streaming service to its customers.

“We believe Hulu is the perfect complement to Mediacom’s Internet service offerings,” said Mediacom’s Executive Vice President of Operations, John Pascarelli.  “Hulu brings a robust video selection to our customers who want to supplement their traditional cable service with online content at home or on the go.”

Hulu is a premium streaming television destination that offers full libraries of hit series such as Empire, South Park, CSI, Nashville and current season programming from five of the six top broadcast networks. For a monthly fee, Hulu subscribers have the ability to stream a broad library of content from numerous programming networks including ABC, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, FOX, FX, MTV, NBC, Nickelodeon and TNT. Hulu also offers the most comprehensive collection of classic films from The Criterion Collection, as well as its own library of Hulu Originals.

“At Hulu, we believe users should have the ability to consume their favorite content, when, where and how they want,” said Hulu’s Senior Vice President of Distribution, Tim Connolly.  “Even with the rapid growth in streaming video, there is a huge audience that consumes television through the innovative services provided by cable providers, like Mediacom, and we want to be there for them too.”

Mediacom plans to provide pricing and other particulars for Hulu, including its availability date, in the near future.

In an agreement with Netflix Inc., Mediacom will make Netflix available as an app on its customers’ TiVo set-top boxes.

A provider of Internet, video and phone services to 1.3 million customers in 22 states, Mediacom is the latest U.S. cable operator to offer its customers seamless access to Netflix through the TiVo enabled set-top.

“Striking this agreement with Netflix is another great example of Mediacom taking steps to simplify and enrich the customer experience inside the home,” Pascarelli said.

“Adding the easy functionality of popular services like Netflix to the TiVo set-top box gives Mediacom customers far greater access to content and underscores the superior quality of our high-speed Internet service.”

Mediacom’s TiVo experience will offer customers a one-stop experience for searching, locating, and viewing  popular video programming from a range of sources including Netflix and other online content providers, live TV channels, digital video recordings, and Mediacom’s on-demand library.  Mediacom’s TiVo customers will need to have an existing Netflix subscription or subscribe to Netflix in order to utilize the Netflix app.