IP-Carriage Deal for Outdoor Channel


Optical Entertainment Network has completed a long-term digital Internet-protocol carriage agreement with The Outdoor Channel, officials said Tuesday.

Under the pact, OEN will offer both The Outdoor Channel’s standard-definition network and its HDTV service, Outdoor Channel 2HD.

Both networks will be carried on OEN’s Fision service in Houston, which will launch in December.

Through OEN’s partnership with Houston-based Phonoscope, Fision will include digital IP video, telephony and Internet service to 1 million homes passed in Houston over an existing fiber network covering most of the city.