FEARnet announced they have signed long-term deals with Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS, as well as signing a linear carriage deal with Comcast. The expansion has put FEARnet HD on Comcast channel 1865 in Philadelphia, nationwide on Verizon FiOS channel 197, and will bring FEARnet HD to Time Warner Cable subscribers on May 11.
A new movie channel dubbed Sony Pictures Movies HD will possibly launch Oct. 1, tapping into Sony’s extensive library of films which includes blockbuster titles such as Angels & Demons and Spider-Man 3. This news comes via the Los Angeles Times which reports Sony Television plans to launch two new channels in the United States. The Sony movie channel may launch along with Fearnet, a joint venture between Sony, Lionsgate and Comcast Corp which already offers horror genre films on demand and online. Sony has already launched television channels abroad but has yet to do so in U.S. markets.
You may have come across FEARnet searching through your TV provider’s video-on-demand library. The horror/thriller/suspense network also provides content online and through its mobile platform. In October, FEARnet will launch as a linear channel, offering movies from the horror film genre in high-definition on Comcast, FiOS, Cox and other providers.
Fearnet has been dropped by both Time Warner Cable and Bright House, that according to an article from Home Media Magazine. The horror film-based VOD channel has featured films such as Wishmaster, The Evil Dead, Halloween, Friday the 13th and Saw on its free VOD service.