Viacom and Charter Communications have inked a multiyear renewal and expansion of their distribution agreement, in addition to signing a new partnership for the co-production of original content.
Charter will be providing Spectrum subscribers Viacom’s networks, including Nickelodeon, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, Spike (Paramount Network), VH1, TV Land and CMT, on the Spectrum Select tier across its systems. Additional Viacom networks will continue to be available on Spectrum Silver or Spectrum Gold tiers. Subscribers will still have on-demand access to Viacom’s content on both set-top boxes and through both Charter’s and Viacom’s authenticated apps.
Viacom and Charter have also entered into a partnership for co-production of new original content that will exclusively premiere for subscribers on Charter’s platform in the U.S. Under the agreement, Viacom’s Paramount Television and Charter will jointly produce programming. Viacom will distribute the co-produced programming internationally, as well as in additional domestic markets, including potentially on Viacom networks, after Charter’s premiere period.