The new deal covers retransmission consent for CBS-owned stations, and the continued carriage of Showtime, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel. Financial terms were not disclosed.
As part of the new agreement, Cablevision is the first cable or satellite provider to announce plans to distribute CBS All Access and Showtime Internet services to its Optimum Online customers. Pricing plans, timing and other particulars will be provided at a later time.
“This comprehensive new agreement builds on our strong relationship with CBS and ensures that every Optimum customer gets the highly popular CBS content they want across multiple platforms and screens,” said Tom Montemagno, EVP, programming, Cablevision.
“As the first distributor to agree to provide CBS’ new Internet services, Cablevision continues to expand its portfolio of next-generation offerings, connecting customers to the programming they value when and where they want it.”
“We are pleased with this new agreement that meets all of our economic and strategic goals,” said Ray Hopkins, president, television networks distribution, CBS Corporation.
“Cablevision has long been a terrific partner and we once again look forward to providing CBS and Showtime programming to the viewers we share for years to come.”