The long-term deal also includes carriage of the full suite of Showtime Networks, Comcast’s launch of the Smithsonian Channel and expanded distribution of CBS College Sports.
Furthermore, Comcast will expand on-demand access to CBS and Showtime content via their cable and online platforms.
Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts said he was “very pleased” to have reached the agreement with CBS to distribute its “valuable programming” across Comcast’s multiple platforms.
“In this time of rapidly changing technology and viewership interest, we were able to structure a deal that gives customers the content they want without any threat of disrupting their service,” he said.
CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said the agreement demonstrates the “enduring value” of CBS’ content.
“We are very pleased that Comcast has confidence in our ability to deliver premium content to its large and loyal subscriber base,” he said. “I look forward to all that we will do together—across multiple platforms—to offer the audience we share the viewing experiences they've come to expect from our two companies.”