Viacom and Sony announced on Wednesday that they have reached an agreement for Sony’s upcoming cloud-based TV service to carry 22 Viacom networks at launch.
The subscription service will give viewers access to internet-based live TV and VOD from Viacom and other major programmers.
Viacom’s offerings at launch will include their linear TV networks BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, Spike, TV Land. VH1, BET Gospel, Centric, Logo, CMT Pure Country, MTV Hits, MTV James, mtvU, Palladia,TeenNick, Vh1 Classic and Vh1 Soul. All will be available HD. It will also include access to access to hundreds of hours of programming on Viacom’s TV Everywhere websites and apps, as well as its full VOD package.
Sony has more than 75 million of its internet-enabled devices in U.S. homes, while Viacom owns and operates the largest basic cable portfolio in the country by audience share.
Screengrab from Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai’s keynote at CES