CBS and Comcast partner until 2020

CBS and Comcast have signed a ten-year television distribution agreement that will last until 2020, the companies announced today. The agreement includes Showtime Networks, Comcast’s launch of the Smithsonian Channel (also a CBS network), and expanded distribution of CBS College Sports programming.

CBS has also given Comcast expanded video-on-demand (VOD) distribution of CBS and Showtime content, which can be accessed by Comcast customers via their cable TV system or online at www.fancast.com/ondemand/.

“Beyond securing another key retransmission consent agreement for CBS Entertainment, News and Sports programming, it also provides for the long-term future of Showtime Network’s original programming and movies on Comcast’s platform, and expands the reach of our growing College Sports and Smithsonian franchises,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation.

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Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

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