Time Warner Cable, Viacom agree to new distribution deal

By Kyle Johnson,

Time Warner Cable and Viacom have agreed on Tuesday to a new multi-year distribution deal for all of the latter company's networks.

According to TheWrap, the deal means that Time Warner will continue to run all of Viacom's various networks, such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon across multi-platforms for subscribers.

In addition, EPIX will also be coming to Time Warner subscribers. EPIX shows about 3,000 on-demand movies as well as comedy and musical events.

"We're committed to serving our audiences on every screen, as they continue to drive the evolution of how video content is experienced," Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman said. "TWC is equally passionate about its customers and together we crafted a progressive agreement that is a major step forward for consumers and also a model of collaboration for the multi-platform television industry."

According to The Hollywood Reporter the details of Viacom and Time Warner's deal are not yet released. The deal came together just shortly before the deadline was up on the previous distribution agreement.

Time Warner's TV Everywhere initially caused Viacom to file suit, but the new agreement will allow for Viacom properties to be available for the mobile app.

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