Internet TV streaming is catching on, cord cutters are giving up on conventional TV service contracts in favor of services to which they can subscribe monthly and not be obliged to pay hundreds of dollars in setup fees. That’s one of the reasons why cable giants like HBO are changing up their business models. Cablevision is the first internet service provider to distribute the HBO Now online TV streaming service, and soon it will also allow broadband customers to stream CBS and Showtime.
Cablevision broadband customers will be able to stream CBS and Showtime over the internet without having to opt for a pay TV subscription, this deal was signed as part of a multi-year agreement between the two companies which also renews Showtime, CBS Sports Network and Smithsonian Channel on Cablevision’s conventional TV service.
The company’s “Optimum Online” customers will have the ability to stream these channels online, including Showtime’s new standalone online service and CBS All Access.
Cablevision has only confirmed today that its broadband subscribers will soon be able to stream both channels online, it says that pricing and availability details will be revealed later, so those who were curious to find out this important bit of information will have to wait for some time now.