The network says the agreements cover more than one million cable subscribers and include rights to analog, digital, multicast and HDTV channels. Terms were not disclosed.
CBS today announced it has reached comprehensive retransmission consent agreements with nine separate cable operators, including several Top 25 MSOs, covering more than one million subscribers nationally.
All of the agreements include analog, digital, multicast and high-definition rights to programming on CBS owned-and-operated television stations.
“We’re pleased to have forged these long-term, forward-looking partnerships with so many cable operators,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation.”Clearly there is a new paradigm in the marketplace—one that recognizes the value of the content that we bring to our various audiences. This is a trend that bodes well for us going forward as future retransmission deals are negotiated.”
A CBS spokesman declined to divulge terms of the deals, but it has been reported that CBS was seeking 50 cents per sub per month.