Dish Gets Gravitas In On-Demand Pact


Dish Network has struck a deal to offer on-demand entertainment content from Gravitas Ventures, according to officials.

Gravitas already has agreements with AT&T, Charter Communications and Verizon Communications. The content distributor provides cable, satellite, and telco operators access to feature films, documentaries, music, alternative-sport and event specials from more than 50 independent producers.

With more than 2,500 hours of content, Gravitas offers two 10-hour video-on-demand packages each month: Gravitas Movies and Gravitas Events. Gravitas programming includes theatricals and world premieres made available to customers before or “day-and-date” with DVD releases.

“Our agreement extends our ability to offer more diverse VOD services and will help meet the growing excitement for quality home entertainment,” Andy Karofsky, Dish Network’s vice president of programming, said in a prepared statement.