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Cablevision, CBS Strike Carriage Deal

One of the principal cable TV operators in the New York area, Cablevision Systems Corp. (CVC), Tuesday signed a multiyear agreement with CBS Corp. (CBS) to carry CBS content, including retransmission consent for CBS-owned stations and continued carriage of Showtime, CBS Sports Network and the Smithsonian Channel. The financial terms of the deal were not announced.

The deal includes a package to entice cord-cutters: Cablevision will offer the network’s standalone video streaming service, CBS All Access, for the CBS broadcast network, and Showtime...