Netflix and smaller streaming service Hulu signed a deal with Mediacom Communications allowing the cable company to provide streaming services from both firms to its consumers. Mediacom is a supplier of video, phone and Internet services, and caters to 1.3 million users in 22 U.S. states.
Netflix to be available as an app
Netflix will be made available as an app on TiVo set-top boxes. The addition of Netflix makes Mediacom the most recent company to facilitate its customers with continuous access to the popular streaming service. Moreover, the service will also ensure increased access to content, and its inclusion highlights the excellent quality of Mediacom’s Internet service.
“Striking this agreement with Netflix is another great example of Mediacom taking steps to simplify and enrich the customer experience inside the home,” John Pascarelli, Mediacom’s Executive VP of Operations said.
While consumers looking to use the Netflix app will need to subscribe to its services, the TiVo feature by Mediacom will provide customers a common ground for searching, locating and viewing TV shows through a number of sources like live TV channels, digital video recordings, Netflix and other such SVOD services and the company’s on-demand collection.
Mediacom trying to enrich customer experience
Hulu is an online streaming service that delivers complete collection of famous TV series such as South Park, CSI, Empire, etc. along with featuring videos of the latest ongoing shows that are telecast on a majority of the leading TV networks. For a monthly fee, a subscriber can stream content from several networks such as ABC, FOX, FX, MTV, Cartoon Network, NBC and many more.
Pascarelli claimed that Hulu is the “perfect complement to Mediacom’s Internet service offerings.” Moreover, the streaming service will facilitate Mediacom’s customers with its wide ranging video collection, thus adding online content to their conventional cable services, added Pascarelli.
Furthermore, the new agreements with Netflix and Hulu exemplify Mediacom’s efforts to improve its customer experience. From Hulu’s perspective, the deal will enable the company to cater to a wide audience that enjoys television services provided by cable TV companies. Of note, the cable provider has not revealed details regarding the price or the launch date for Hulu on its platform.