SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FEARnet, the leading cable, VOD and web destination for horror, thriller and suspense content, is now the number-one free HD VOD movie provider with 501,349 orders for the month of April, according to Rentrak.
The total April VOD order for SD, HD and ESP combined was over 5.8 million, an 11 percent increase vs. March 2012. FEARnet's HD orders were up for the third straight month and delivered its highest total since October 2010.
Peter Block, President and General Manager of FEARnet, will be addressing FEARnet's VOD operations and programming Wednesday, June 20, as a panel speaker at the On Demand Summit in New York City.
In regards to FEARnet's performance in April, Block said, "April was an important initiative for our VOD service, as we featured our original productions 'Holliston' and 'Todd & The Book of Pure Evil' as well as a key number of blockbuster favorites. We're pleased that these new series were able to assist in generating such a substantial increase."
FEARnet is a multi-platform programming service delivering original and acquired horror, thriller and suspense content as a cable TV network, a video-on-demand outlet and web portal. FEARnet, a partnership among Sony Pictures Television, Lionsgate Entertainment and Comcast Corporation, features a robust lineup of popular titles from major film studios and independents, encompassing 300 plus movie titles a year, including 27 world television and 11 theatrical broadcast premieres. The Network is distributed to U.S. cable subscribers across the country on various systems and is often ranked as the number-one free VOD movie service available in more than 27 million homes. In 2011, the website, FEARnet.com, was the world's leader in the genre category among total uniques and duration per visit. Follow FEARnet on Facebook and Twitter (@FEARnet). For more information about the company, visit www.FEARnet.com.