ViacomCBS And Comcast Renew And Expand Carriage Deal, Adding BET+ To Streaming Roster On Xfinity – Deadline


ViacomCBS and Comcast have reached a distribution renewal that continues carriage of CBS and a roster of cable networks on the No. 1 cable system within the U.S. whereas additionally deepening the businesses’ streaming ties.

The settlement follows a equally complete one reached earlier this week between Comcast and WarnerMedia. Comcast additionally closed a key settlement with Disney in late-2021. While cord-cutting is continuous to erode pay-TV income,

The multi-year ViacomCBS deal contains carriage for ViacomCBS networks like CBS, BET, CBS Sports Network, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel and Showtime. It additionally extends the supply of streaming companies Paramount+, Pluto TV and Showtime OTT on Xfinity, in addition to including BET+ to the fold.

With 18.55 million residential prospects as of final September, Comcast Cable is the most important cable system within the U.S. The firm has additionally moved aggressively into broadband video, with Flex. The related units are actually in additional than 3 million Comcast households.

Comcast and its pay-TV operator friends have weathered the decline of conventional subscribers by providing broadband, which permits non-cable subscribers to achieve entry to streaming. Comcast has built-in a variety of streaming companies into the interface of TV service Xfinity X1 in addition to Flex and its new line of X Class smart-TVs.

“We are pleased to have reached new agreements that strengthen our long-valued partnership with Comcast,” stated Ray Hopkins, ViacomCBS’ distribution president. “ViacomCBS is a cornerstone content provider, and we look forward to serving millions of Xfinity customers with greater access to their favorite channels and programming from our leading brands.”

Rebecca Heap, SVP of client merchandise & propositions for Comcast Cable, stated ViacomCBS “continues to be a great partner, and we are very pleased to provide our Xfinity customers with access to their content across our industry-leading platforms.”

Financial phrases of the renewal weren’t disclosed.

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