CBS, Cablevision renew carriage deal

Covers key NY-area, Philly and Denver

CBS Corp. and Cablevision said Wednesday they’ve renewed a carriage deal covering retransmission consent for CBS stations plus Showtime, Smithsonian Channel and the CBS Sports Network.

Pact covers Cablevision subs in the New York tri-state market, Philadelphia and Denver.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

“Cablevision is a cornerstone partner in our flagship market. By recognizing the value of our content, this agreement assures the audiences we share… will continue to be able to enjoy programming ranging from ‘The Big Bang Theory’ to ‘NCIS,’ ’60 Minutes’ to the NFL, ‘Homeland’ to ‘Dexter,'” said Martin Franks, CBS’ exec VP for planning, policy and government relations.

“This broad agreement will ensure that Cablevision customers will continue to have access to the CBS programming they already enjoy, across a range of networks, as well as new services Cablevision will launch in the coming months, including Showtime Anytime and CBS prime time shows on demand,” said Mac Budill, Cablevision’s executive vice president of programming.