CBS, Comcast Sign 10-Year Pact

Comcast Corp. signed a 10-year agreement to distribute CBS Corp. programming, a deal that gives the cable-television provider expanded access to CBS’s online and on-demand offerings.

The pact, which covers the namesake CBS and other networks that the company operates, includes the full suite of shows from CBS unit Showtime Networks, Comcast’s launch of the Smithsonian Channel in 2011, and expanded distribution of CBS college sports.

CBS and Comcast representatives both declined to provide financial terms of the deal, though a CBS spokesman said that because the agreement includes online and on-demand material it would be difficult to break the figures down on a per-subscriber basis.

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