(PRWEB) February 16, 2016
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) and CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) today announced that Cablevision is the first operator to provide access to live authenticated streaming on CBS.com and the CBS App, giving Cablevision’s Optimum TV customers the ability to stream CBS live online and on mobile devices.
The live feed – which includes daytime, primetime and late night CBS shows, special events, local news and sports – is available on desktop devices via CBS.com, on iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets through the CBS App, and through Chromecast by casting from their desktop, iOS or Android device. Optimum customers can log in to the service using their Optimum username and password; they can also access the CBS App directly from the TV to GO tab on the Optimum App.
Optimum TV customers can now view a live stream of CBS while within every market served by a CBS owned and operated station, which includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
“We are pleased to expand on our already robust relationship with CBS by becoming the first provider to launch the network’s new live streaming feature,” said Tom Montemagno, executive vice president, programming, Cablevision. “Cablevision now holds distribution rights for all of CBS’s streaming platforms, demonstrating our commitment to providing customers with the ability to watch the high-quality content they desire on their own terms.”
“We applaud Cablevision in recognizing the value of delivering CBS programming to its subscribers outside the home, so they can watch CBS whenever they want on whichever device they choose,” said Ray Hopkins, president, television networks distribution, CBS Corporation.
Last year Cablevision and CBS announced a broad-based, multi-year content carriage agreement, in which Cablevision also became the first cable or satellite provider to announce plans to distribute CBS All Access and SHOWTIME Internet services to its customers.
Cablevision serves more than three million customers in the New York tri-state area with its Optimum-branded TV, phone and Internet services. Optimum TV offers customers access to hundreds of channels and tens of thousands of titles available on demand at all times as well as TV to GO content from more than 170 networks. Optimum Online offers an unparalleled Internet experience, including access to the Optimum WiFi network of more than 1.4 million hotspots across the tri-state area, which provide customers with fast, unlimited wireless Internet when on the go. For more information on Optimum services, visit http://www.optimum.com.
About Cablevision Systems Corporation
Cablevision Systems Corporation is a leading media and telecommunications company, serving millions of households and businesses throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality products that keep customers connected, Cablevision offers Optimum-branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet and voice services as well as Optimum WiFi, the nation's most robust WiFi network. Cablevision’s Lightpath subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated business communications solutions for larger companies. Through its local media and programming properties – News 12 Networks and Newsday Media Group – Cablevision also delivers news and information created specifically for the communities it serves. Additional information about Cablevision is available at http://www.cablevision.com.
About CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to http://www.cbscorporation.com.