Charter Communications And CBS Corporation Renew Content Carriage Agreements
Renewal Covers Retransmission Consent for CBS Owned Stations and Carriage of
Showtime, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel and CBS Primetime VOD
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013
NEW YORK, Jan.29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR)
and CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) today announced the renewal of their
content carriage agreements covering retransmission consent for CBS Owned
Stations as well as continued carriage of Showtime Networks, CBS Sports
Network and Smithsonian Channel on Charter's cable television platform.
The agreement also includes new online and on-demand availability of
programming from CBS and SHOWTIME. Plans are underway to make primetime shows
from CBS available on-demand to customers across all Charter markets in the
coming months. The launch of the authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®,
providing Charter's SHOWTIME subscribers with unlimited access to acclaimed
original series, hit movies, sports, documentaries, specials and much more via
computers, iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ devices, will be coming soon as well.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"We are pleased to have reached this comprehensive renewal agreement that
recognizes the value our stations and our cable channels bring to Charter and
to the audiences we share," said Martin Franks, Executive Vice President for
Planning, Policy and Government Relations, CBS Corporation.
Allan Singer, Charter's Senior Vice President, Programming said, "With this
agreement, Charter customers can count on us to continue to deliver popular
shows and movies from CBS Corporation, and we are especially pleased that the
expanded agreement includes CBS Primetime VOD and SHOWTIME ANYTIME throughout
our entire footprint. Charter is pleased to start 2013 having successfully
concluded this enhanced programming agreement."
About Charter Communications
Charteris a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest
cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced
broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment
programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business®
similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband
communications solutions to business organizations, such as
business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone,
video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's
advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media®
brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
About CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and
distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to
audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date
back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate
on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in
the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content,
making its brand – "the Eye" – one of the most recognized in business. The
Company's operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment,
including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and
interactive and socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS
Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner
Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian
Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor,
CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Interactive, CBS
Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia. For
more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.
SOURCE CBS Corporation
Contact: Dana McClintock, +1-212-975-1077, firstname.lastname@example.org, Shannon
Jacobs, +1-212-975-3161, email@example.com; Charter Press: Anita Lamont,
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