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Content giant Viacom and Charter have inked a multi-year renewal and expansion of their distribution relationship.

viacom 16 nov 2017The agreement also includes a new partnership for the co-production of original content and collaboration around advanced advertising.

In connection with the renewal, Charter will provide subscribers with access to Viacom's networks, including Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, Spike (Paramount Network), VH1, TV Land and CMT, on the Spectrum Select tier across its systems. Additional Viacom networks will continue to be available on Spectrum Silver or Spectrum Gold tiers. Subscribers will continue to enjoy on-demand access to Viacom's content on both set-top boxes and through both Charter's and Viacom's authenticated apps.

Viacom’s Paramount Television and Charter will also co-produce original content that will exclusively premiere for subscribers on Charter's platform in the US. Viacom will distribute the programming internationally, as well as in additional domestic markets, including potentially on 8 Viacom Networks, after Charter's premiere period.

Additionally, the companies have agreed to collaborate on the use of anonymised viewership data, on advanced advertising opportunities, and on addressing unauthorised password sharing.

Other terms of the agreements were not disclosed.