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DirecTV And CBS Agree On Carriage Deal

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Xsabresx, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Oct 9, 2012 #1 of 26

    Xsabresx Icon

    Oct 8, 2007
    Unlike its corporate cousin, Viacom, CBS seems to have had no problem agreeing on a new retransmission deal with DirecTV. The companies vaguely refer to it as “long term” and didn’t disclose any terms — including whether it includes extensive rights for DirecTV to stream CBS’ programs to subscribers. But it covers all of the CBS owned and operated stations, Showtime, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel. The No. 1 satellite company, which has 19.9M U.S. subscribers, accounts for about 16.9% of the audience for the CBS-owned stations, according to SNL Kagan data. “DIRECTV clearly recognizes the value our stations and our cable channels bring to the audiences we share, and we have once again demonstrated how two great companies can come together to forge mutually beneficial free market agreements,” says CBS EVP Martin Franks.

  2. Oct 9, 2012 #2 of 26

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    And this would be the norm, not the AMCs, Viacoms and Pac12s of the world....
  3. Oct 9, 2012 #3 of 26

    Curtis0620 Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    ON Demand?
  4. Oct 9, 2012 #4 of 26

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD

    As I predicted when everyone was worried months ago.
  5. Oct 9, 2012 #5 of 26

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I love that there was a negotiation and I knew nothing about it until the agreement was reached. This is the way all contracts should be renegotiated!
  6. Oct 9, 2012 #6 of 26

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    AMEN to that Drew!
  7. Oct 9, 2012 #7 of 26
    Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    I don't know about CBS, but I've had my suspicions that an On Demand channel for The CW might be coming soon, and maybe the agreement above is why... though if it's like ABC and NBC's On Demand pages, it'd be SD only, so of little interest to me personally, but it'd be nice to have regardless...

  8. Oct 9, 2012 #8 of 26

    maartena Hall Of Fame

    Nov 1, 2010
    Well, that is one out of the two I know of that are negotiating in the bag.... the other is Discovery Communications. Not sure exactly when their terms are up, but media has been quoting during the Tribune and Viacom negotiations that they were to renegotiate "this year".
  9. Oct 9, 2012 #9 of 26
    Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    Can you say "win-win scenario"?

    Why these companies let their egos get involved is beyond me. They are big boys playing in the big leagues. Drop the attitude at the door, would ya?

    Sometimes I understand why there is no agreement. PAC-12 is one of those. It could be an era-defining contract for DirecTV, establishing their rates and terms as the sports market disintegrates from a few dominant players - ESPN and the broadcast networks - into many small, specialized franchises. But CBS and some cable networks? That is pretty cut and dried. It should be a deal that could be put together relatively easily.

    It seems like it was.
  10. mws192

    mws192 Godfather

    Jun 17, 2010
    "Soon" --> Showtime Anytime

  11. keith_benedict

    keith_benedict Godfather

    Jan 11, 2007
    Totally agree, Drew. Should be a black box.
  12. espnjason

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    Sep 30, 2008
    And that I concur. Even though I watch sports 95% of the time most of the primetime shows from CBS take up a lot of space on my DVR.

    But in addition to its primetime slate, CBS has the NFL, the SEC, and the NCAA Tournament including the final four. I am glad to see that it includes the CBS Sports Network and the Smithsonian channel (found on HDXP).

    I guess since there was hardly any drama on this, CBS must have made a reasonable offer or are more confident of the money they will make from all their advertising because of their programming. And that is something the other channels should take note (Pac-12 Network, TWCSN et.al.).
  13. cjrleimer

    cjrleimer Godfather

    Nov 16, 2004
    So, do we get Showtime Anytime now? And will CBS networks be available for streaming?
  14. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I received email tonight from Optimum (formerly Cablevision) that CBS is joining ABC, NBC and Fox for On Demand viewing the day after new episodes air. I don't recall CBS being available before, but it's good to know CBS is even allowing this...
  15. APB101

    APB101 Icon

    Sep 1, 2010
    Are any of the broadcast networks including HD on DirecTV's On Demand?
  16. Alan Gordon

    Alan Gordon Chancellor

    Jun 7, 2004
    Dawson, Georgia
    ABC and NBC are SD only...

    I'm wanting to say that NBC might have some Olympics promos in HD, but that's all I've seen.

    I'm not sure about Univision On Demand...

  17. Sea bass

    Sea bass Icon

    Jun 9, 2005
    Nice! Finally some good re-transmission news:up:
  18. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
    I keep a list of VOD that has HD content on them and go back and check each VOD channel every couple of months; currently here is the networks with HD content:
    1229 HGTV
    1230 DIY
    1231 Food
    1232 Cooking
    1239 Audience
    1241 Spike
    1245 TNT
    1249 Comedy Central
    1265 A&E
    1269 History
    1272 LOGO
    1277 Travel Channel
    1300 Nick
    1329 BET
    1331 MTV
    1335 VH1
    1337 VH-1 Classic
    1340 AXS.tv
    1501 HBO
    1515 MAX
    1527 STARZ
    1535 ENCORE
    1545 SHOWTIME
    1546 Showtime Free Sampler
    1554 TMC
    1561 HDNet Movies
    1100 MGM*
    1563 Sony Movie Channel
    1565 Smithsonian
    1568 Shorts
    Seasonal Sports:
    1005 NFL Sunday Ticket
    105 n3D

    *They currently have free 1080p HD content available (if you subscribe to HD Extra Pack) through channel 1100 (although when downloaded it will show 1000), its quite tedious to find the titles on the DVR but much easier through this link on the D* website
  19. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    Talk about early??..the norm these days is that you see a channel ticker scrolling across the bottom of the screen warning of a pull..now we have an early agreement??

    Does Spock have a beard in this alternate universe too??
  20. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    No, he's a player!


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