Verizon and CBS expanded their retransmission and carriage agreements to include more content and access from mobile phones.
Verizon extended its rights for retransmission consent for CBS television stations, network and local video-on-demand for the FiOS TV platform as well as mobile rights for Verizon Wireless’ V CAST video service.
“We are extremely pleased to have reached this broad long-term agreement that recognizes the value of our programming,” said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO, CBS Corporation. CBS created a mobile division last year.
Verizon now has mobile rights for full episodes of several CBS entertainment and news programs, including shows from prime-time, daytime and the news program 60 Minutes.
The new deal also includes national video-on-demand rights for programs, including news in standard and high-definition formats.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Broadcasters have sought payment from video service providers to carry their free-to-air stations in the latest round of retransmission agreements.