Viacom, (Owners of CBS), and Comcast just reached a new agreement for Comcast to carry CBS owned affiliates. The following is stolen from a post in the HD programming forum. Who is Channel 3 owned by?http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix...ular&id=479551&
Viacom and Comcast Sign Multi-Year Affiliation Agreement
Deal Includes Long-term Carriage For Viacom Cable and Broadcast Television Properties and the Development of New Video-on-Demand Services
NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced a multi-year agreement that provides for the long-term carriage of Viacom's cable television networks, for new video on demand (VOD) products for Comcast subscribers, and for analog and digital retransmission consent to Comcast systems for Viacom television stations.
The retransmission consent will make it possible for Comcast subscribers in CBS owned-and-operated markets to receive CBS's industry leading lineup of high definition television programming, including CBS's broadcast of Super Bowl XXXVIII on February 1, 2004.
Also, somebody else posted this market list. A lot of help to us since Hartford is not on the list!
Here's a list of areas where CBS should be carried on Comcast as a part of the newly announced deal:
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
Here's where Comcast already carries CBS HD:
Little Rock, AR
Panama City, FL
Here's where Comcast does not currently offer CBS in HD nor are these areas part of the CBS/Viacom deal. CBS stations in this area are not owned by CBS and have not given Comcast their permision to be added to the cable system.
Ft. Myers, FL
Fort Wayne, IN