ViacomCBS and Comcast announce content distribution agreements
ViacomCBS Inc. and Comcast Cable have announced the companies have reached comprehensive distribution agreements to deliver ViacomCBS' full portfolio of broadcast, entertainment, news, and sports programming to Xfinity customers.
The multi-year deal features renewed carriage of ViacomCBS' networks – including CBS Television Network, BET, CBS Sports Network, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, SHOWTIME®, and others — in addition to extending the availability of ViacomCBS' popular streaming services Paramount+, Pluto TV and SHOWTIME OTT, as well as expanding Comcast's rights to include BET+.
Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution, ViacomCBS: "We are pleased to have reached new agreements that strengthen our long-valued partnership with Comcast. 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, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products & Propositions, Comcast Cable: "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."
Xfinity delivers all the best live, on demand and streaming entertainment to customers via its X1 and Flex devices, all accessible and discoverable with the award-winning Xfinity Voice Remote. X1 and Flex customers can access ViacomCBS programming by saying the name of a channel (like "CBS" or "BET" or "SHOWTIME") or streaming services (like "Paramount+" or "Pluto TV") in the voice remote, or by saying the name of a desired title from the ViacomCBS channels or streaming services.
Other terms of the agreements were not disclosed.