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CBS and US cableco Altice USA have reached a multi-year retransmission and carriage deal.
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The agreement means that Altice will offer the feeds of all CBS owned and operated local TV stations within its footprint, along with the Showtime premium channel, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV and Smithsonian Channel. The agreement also enables Altice to continue offering the Showtime digital streaming service to its broadband customers.

“We are pleased to strike a fair marketplace deal with Altice for CBS, Showtime, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV and Smithsonian Channel well in advance of our expiration and without any disruption to consumers,” said CBS television networks distribution president Ray Hopkins. “We appreciate the value Altice places on delivering America’s #1 network to its customers. Altice is a great partner, and we look forward to continuing to bring our highly-rated programming and exclusive major sporting events to all of Altice’s customers.”

Altice USA head of programming Yossi Benchetrit added: “Altice USA is committed to delivering a wide array of high-quality content for our customers at competitive, fair rates, and this new agreement with CBS allows us to meet that objective. We are pleased to extend our longstanding partnership with CBS, enabling the CBS network portfolio to remain available to our customers as part of Altice’s Optimum and Suddenlink TV line-ups.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.