Mediacom Communications said Thursday that it has reached a carriage agreement with global news network i24 News.
Owned by European telecom company Altice N.V., i24 News has major studio hubs in the U.S., Israel and Europe and offers local and international news with a special focus on the Middle East. The network launched in the U.S. in February with Altice USA, Altice N.V.’s domestic cable operation.
“Mediacom has always sought to offer a diverse menu of high-quality content in the markets we serve,” said Mediacom senior vice president of field operations Ed Pardini in a statement “We are excited to be able to provide our customers with access to news and information from the global viewpoint of i24NEWS.”
Package and channel location information for i24NEWS is being announced locally on a market-by-market basis as the network is launched.
“We are very pleased to provide Mediacom customers with a new destination for unique content that features localized news infused with the global conversation that consumers cannot watch anywhere else,” i24News CEO Frank Melloul said in a statement. “We look forward to our partnership with Mediacom and to becoming the go-to source for news and current events analysis for its viewers.”
Mediacom is the fifth largest cable operator in the country with about 1.4 million customer relationships mainly in the Midwest and Southeast.