MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., COMEDY
CENTRAL, TV Land, SPIKE and VIVA To Be Included on the New Streaming
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB, VIA) today announced that its portfolio of
premier networks will launch on the new AT&T streaming service DIRECTV
NOW. The service will debut in the fourth quarter of 2016. Nickelodeon,
Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick
Jr., and Logo, will all be available to DIRECTV Now customers.
"Viacom's audiences are among the most sophisticated and enthusiastic
consumers of programming on digital platforms, both at home and on the
go," said Denise Denson, Executive Vice President, Global Content
Distribution for Viacom. "We are committed to delivering the
highest-quality content wherever and whenever our fans choose to enjoy
it, and are excited to be launching a broad portfolio of our popular
networks on DIRECTV Now."
"The diversity of content makes Viacom Networks' programming a great fit
for our DIRECTV NOW streaming service," said Dan York, chief content
officer for AT&T. "With DIRECTV NOW, we're focused on offering quality
content with the freedom to watch it anywhere anytime. Viacom is a
DIRECTV NOW, launching in the fourth quarter of this year, will offer
customers access to more than 100 channels, including live and on-demand
programming from top networks, as well as premium add-on options. AT&T
and DIRECTV customers will be able to access and stream the service over
a wired or wireless Internet connection using a variety of connected
devices without requiring additional hardware, satellites, long-term
contracts or credit checks.
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling
television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games,
consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment
content for audiences in 180 countries. Viacom's media networks,
including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV
Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick
and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.8 billion cumulative television
subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and
distributor of filmed entertainment.
For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.
Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com
and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.
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Bridget Darcey, 212-846-7398
Source: Viacom Inc.
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