Entertainment Studios Inks Carriage Deals With RCN, Metrocast

Entertainment Studios, Inc. has reached carriage deals for its suite of high-definition channels with several multi-video programming distributors including RCN and Metrocast, the company recently announced.

Other MVPD’s signing to carry ES content include Centurylink, Buckeye, Geus, and Vermont Telephone said company officials. The companies join Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse in offering ES programming, including such networks as Cars.TV, Comedy.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Pets.TV, Recipe.TV and Justice Central.TV.

“The enthusiasm for family-friendly HD cable networks that focus on viewer passions is very attractive to our distribution partners,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios in a statement.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.