Horror Movie Site Heading to Cable TV21 Jun, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel
FearNet, the website co-owned by Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Television and Comcast, featuring video-on-demand (VOD) horror movies, is headed to linear cable programming Oct. 1.
Launched by Lionsgate in 2006, FearNet has about 12 million views per month on VOD and is available in more than 28 million homes online via Comcast, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse, Insight Communications, Bresnan and Guadalupe Valley Systems.
FearNet is ranked in the top 10 Comcast VOD networks and within the top 20 Comcast HD networks.
"Now we're taking the next step, bringing the best titles in the genre in HD and making them available on an ad-supported linear channel," said Diane Robina, president of FearNet.
Lionsgate launched Epix, the high-definition pay-TV and online streaming channel co-owned by MGM and Paramount Studios, last Oct. 1.