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FearNet to Launch Cable Channel

Horror movie cable channel will debut Oct. 1


On Oct. 1, FearNet will be launching as a cable channel. FearNet is already a multiplatform brand with a website and free HD on-demand video channel showing a library of horror movies. FearNet is a partnership between Sony Pictures Television, Lionsgate and Comcast. 

There's no word on where the channel will be available when it launches in the fall. A spokesperson for FearNet told TheWrap, "There is not distribution yet. They're working on it now."

In Monday's announcement about the launch, FearNet president Diane Robina said, "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."

FearNet's VOD channel currently gets 12 million views per month making it the number two free HD video on-demand network. It's available in more than 28 million homes on Comcast, Cox Communications, Verizon FIOS, AT&T U-Verse, Insight Communications, Bresnan and Guadalupe Valley Systems. FearNet ranks among Comcast's top 10 VOD networks and in the top 20 HD networks on Comcast.

According to internet traffic measuring site quantcast.com, FearNet's website gets an average of 76,575 U.S. visitors per month.