Netflix signed a deal with Cable TV company Mediacom Communications, allowed the MSO to offer over-the-top streaming video on demand on TiVo-powered boxes.
Mediacom made the announcement this week, and it coincides with recent deals between Netflix and Comcast, Time Warner Cable and AT&T, but this agreement with Mediacom doesn’t involve payments. Customers will need to have an existing Netflix account and subscription in order to use the Netflix app on the TiVo box.
“Striking this agreement with Netflix is another great example of Mediacom taking steps to simplify and enrich the customer experience inside the home,” said Mediacom’s executive vice president of operations, John Pascarelli, in a statement. “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 serves up Cable TV to 22 states to over 1.3 million U.S. customers.