Cablevision will become the first cable or satellite company to offer broadband customers CBS All Access and Showtime’s streaming service, the companies say this morning as they announced a renewal of their program carriage agreement. Details including pricing will be announced “at a later time.”
Besides that this looks like a boilerplate announcement for what they call “a broad-based multi-year” deal covering CBS owned stations, Showtime, CBS Sports Network, and Smithsonian Channel. No details about financial terms, or specifics about the TV Everywhere streaming rights included.
“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,” Cablevision EVP for Programming Tom Montemagno says. By offering CBS All Access and Showtime to Internet customers, the cable operator “continues to expand its portfolio of next-generation offerings, connecting customers to the programming they value when and where they want it.”
CBS President of Television Networks Distribution Ray Hopkins says the agreement “meets all of our economic and strategic goals.”