Monday, July 06, 2020

ViacomCBS and DISH Announce Carriage Agreement

ViacomCBS and DISH Announce Carriage Agreement

NEW YORK--ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC) and DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced a multi-year renewal of their carriage agreement to continue delivering ViacomCBS’s portfolio of broadcast, entertainment, news and sports networks to DISH and SLING TV customers.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, however, sources familiar with the matter told The Streamable that no changes will be made on the Dish side, but there will be changes on Sling. In the near future, it’s expected that ViacomCBS channels carried on Sling Blue base package, will also be available on Sling Orange.

BET, Comedy Central, and Nick Jr. are currently part of Sling’s Blue Plan ($30), while the rest are a part of various add-ons to the Sling service. Viacom (now ViacomCBS) and Dish last signed a multi-year deal in April 2016, which was set to expire.

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Additional source: The National Interest.
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