Oasis Inks On-Demand Pacts With Charter, Cox

Upstart personal growth and lifestyle channel Oasis TV has reached distribution deals with Cox Communications and Charter Communications for carriage of its personal growth and healthy lifestyles-oriented on-demand service.

Cox will launch Oasis TV to 3.3 million households covering 20 television markets, including Phoenix, San Diego, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Cleveland and Orange County, Calif.

Charter will offer the service - which provides 15 hours of VOD programming a month - to 2.7 million of its subscribers in several markets, including St. Louis; Fort Worth, Texas; and Long Beach, Calif.

Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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