Press Release - 1.6.16



CULVER CITY, Calif., January 7, 2016 – Sony Movie Channel (SMC), the premier HD TV movie destination for Hollywood film fans, has signed a new multi-year distribution agreement with Massillon Cable TV (now known as MCTV), a prominent member of both the American Cable Association (ACA) and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). MCTV serves customers in Massillon, Wooster and the surrounding communities in Ohio. On Jan. 1, MCTV launched Sony Movie Channel as part of its Basic Plus Package on channels 715 (HD) and 115 (SD). The deal includes linear, Video-on-Demand and TV Everywhere (TVE) rights for MCTV subscribers.


MCTV’s customers will enjoy SMC’s all out entertainment experience, bringing together the most exciting westerns, crime, comedy and action movies available. All films on SMC are broadcast in HD, uncut and uncensored, providing viewers with the highest quality viewing experience on television. This month, the network is highlighting spaghetti westerns like THE BIG GUNDOWN with Lee Van Cleef as well as the broadcast premieres of OPERATION ROGUE and STRANGER WITHIN.


“Sony Movie Channel has been actively expanding our subscriber footprint as the new favorite for operators revamping their lineups,” said Tom Troy, senior vice president, distribution, networks, U.S., Sony Pictures Television. “Our channel’s carefully curated programming schedule has seen consecutive years of ratings growth and we look forward to bringing our popular brand of entertainment to MCTV subscribers on multiple platforms with this deal.”


”As a movie fan, I am thrilled that Sony Movie Channel has joined our lineup,” noted MCTV President Bob Gessner. “The network features films that cover multiple genres; an option which is especially appealing to our movie-focused subscribers.” 


About Sony Movie Channel

Sony Movie Channel is a multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the male Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut, theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Sony Movie Channel is available on AT&T U-Verse, CenturyLink, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Fios by Verizon, Google Fiber, Suddenlink, and Vyve Broadband, among others. For more information, visit SonyMovieChannel.comFacebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.


About MCTV

MCTV “goes the extra smile” for its customers, adding high-touch service to high-tech telecommunications. Since 1965, MCTV’s 160 local employees have been serving their neighbors with a full complement of advanced broadband products for home and business including High-Speed Internet, Digital TV, Phone, television advertising, dedicated fiber optic connections and security systems. More than 47,000 homes and businesses in Stark, Wayne, Summit, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties rely on MCTV for their telecommunications needs.