Cablevision, Discovery Communications sign long-term carriage deal

Cablevision and Discovery Communications have signed a long-term carriage deal that covers multiple platforms and gives the cableco’s subscribers TV Everywhere access 13 U.S. networks.

No terms were disclosed, but authenticated Cablevision subscribers, said the two companies, “will have access to their favorite Discovery networks and shows for many years to come.”

“Investing in world-class content that satisfies viewers’ curiosity has always been Discovery’s top priority,” said Eric Phillips, Discovery’s head of domestic distribution. “This renewed agreement speaks to the value of that investment, as well as the track record of success and continued strength of Discovery’s brands. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Cablevision and to bringing their subscribers the high-quality, original content they’ve come to expect from our portfolio of networks.”

The agreement, encompassing Discovery’s full portfolio of networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, American Heroes Channel, Velocity, Destination America, Discovery Family Channel, Discovery Life Channel, Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia.

Stay tuned.

Jim O’Neill is Editor of Videomind and Principal Analyst at Brightcove. You can follow him on Twitter @JimONeillMedia and on LinkedIn