Spirituality-centric network Oasis TV has signed deals with cable giants Cox and Charter, adding six million more subscribers to its rosters.
Cox will put the video-on-demand channel on 20 of its systems in cities such as San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, New Orleans and Orange County for a total of 3.3 million homes. Charter is bringing the channel to 37 markets and 2.7 million homes, including Long Beach, Fort Worth and St. Louis.
In addition to its on-demand platform, Oasis is working to launch a traditional linear channel in the first quarter of next year. Programming wise, Oasis will debut a new series in February dubbed "Spirituality in the Arts"; one episode will feature presentation by the late David Carradine.
“This is the next step in the evolution of Oasis TV, which has moved into high gear by securing a valuable foothold in many major television markets across the U.S., including 11 of the top-20,” said Robert Schnitzer, president- CEO of Oasis parent OTV Media Group. “We’re also building a new production studio in Los Angeles that gives us the flexibility to respond quickly to market demand for new content, coverage of current affairs and, no small thing, an ability to create commercials for our advertising partners. Our goal is to become the leading branded Body-Mind-Spirit programming service in all major languages and media platforms throughout the world within the next three years.”