19 OCT 2021

ViacomCBS and Altice extend its distribution agreement in the USA

The deal with allow for the continued carriage of ViacomCBS’ leading portfolio of broadcast, entertainment, news and sports networks to  Altice USA’s Optimum and Suddenlink customers, as well as the licensed rights to Paramount+, SHOWTIME OTT, Pluto TV, BET+ and Noggin.

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ViacomCBS Inc. has renewwed its comprehensive agreement for the continued carriage of ViacomCBS’ leading portfolio of broadcast, entertainment, news and sports networks to continue serving Altice USA’s Optimum and Suddenlink customers. “As Altice USA continues to focus on providing our Optimum and Suddenlink customers with a robust array of content to meet their evolving entertainment needs, we are pleased to reach a new agreement with ViacomCBS that ensures the continued delivery of their networks plus added rights to the ViacomCBS streaming services portfolio,” Yossi Benchetrit, Altice USA’s Chief Programming and Procurement Officer, said.

The deal also provides Altice USA with rights to ViacomCBS’ suite of streaming services, including Paramount+, SHOWTIME OTT, Pluto TV, BET+ and Noggin. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 

“We are pleased to have reached a new multi-year agreement with our partners at Altice USA that underscores the strength of ViacomCBS’ brands and streaming services,” said Ray Hopkins, President, U.S. Networks Distribution, ViacomCBS.

ViacomCBS and Altice USA will continue to collaborate on addressable media and advanced advertising capabilities.  “Altice USA through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands is an important partner and we look forward to continuously serving subscribers with our outstanding collection of content,” Hopkins said.

As Altice USA continues to focus on providing our Optimum and Suddenlink customers with a robust array of content to meet their evolving entertainment needs, we are pleased to reach a new agreement with ViacomCBS that ensures the continued delivery of their networks plus added rights to the ViacomCBS streaming services portfolio.” Yossi Benchetrit Chief Programming and Procurement Officer, Altice USA