Comcast Adds TechTV to VOD Lineup


TechTV signed a deal with Comcast Corp. under which the MSO will carry 10 hours per month of the network's programming on the MSO's free-on-demand platform.

Programs will include Fresh Gear, The Screen Savers, TechTV specials and X-Play.

The content will launch on Comcast systems in Philadelphia, central Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, New England, Baltimore, Detroit, Richmond, Va., and Mobile, Ala. TechTV programs will appear under Comcast's "Lifestyle" section.

In Internet video-on-demand news, Movielink has added Shakespeare productions from the British Broadcasting Corp., including Henry V, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream.