Cablevision’s friendly attribute with CBS only became a small cozier. The Long Island-based wire operator said currently that it will be a first to let a business tide live CBS programming around CBS.com and on mobile inclination regulating a CBS App.
The one locate is that users have to be within a marketplace served by a CBS owned station. That includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
That shouldn’t be a large problem: Most of a wire company’s 2.6 million video business are clustered in a tri-state area around New York City.
The proclamation comes as Cablevision hopes to convince regulators to approve a $10 billion sale to European telecom association Altice. It also follows by about 6 months Cablevision’s agreement to be a initial user to offer CBS’ subscription streaming services for Showtime and CBS All Access.
“We extol Cablevision in noticing a value of delivering CBS programming to a subscribers outward a home, so they can watch CBS whenever they wish on whichever device they choose,” CBS Television Networks Distribution President Ray Hopkins says.