Turner Broadcasting, Verizon Reach Long-Term Distribution Deal
The agreement covers all of the Turner networks not only for cable, but also for distribution over VOD and other devices through TV Everywhere.
Verizon and Turner, which is a division of Time Warner, announced Wednesday what is described as a "comprehensive long-term distribution agreement" which will provide Turner content to 5 million FiOS subscribers. The specific number of years the deal covers was not disclosed.
Verizon FiOS TV customers will continue to have access to Turner Broadcasting System networks including TNT, TBS, CNN and Cartoon Network via cable TV, while gaining access on computers, tablets and handheld devices.
"This agreement between our two companies represents another renewal with a leading distributor for our valuable content across our expansive portfolio of networks, and further enhances our mutual goal to deliver premium video content to our respective subscribers and viewers across a variety of screens," said Turner Broadcasting System president David Levy.
"Our agreement helps ensure consumers will soon be able to watch Turner content live and on demand, and both inside and outside of the home, with our FiOS Mobile App and our FiOS TV Online website," said Terry Denson, Verizon's vp content strategy and acquisition.
FiOS TV subscribers will receive a robust offering of on-demand programming, as well as live streaming of all major Turner networks that can be viewed in and out of the home across multiple devices, enabled by expansive TV Everywhere rights that provide subscribers more opportunities and easier access to authenticated content.
The complete list of Turner networks included is CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, truTV, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), CNN International, CNN en Español and Boomerang.