July 1, 2015 / 7:24 PM / 4 years ago

AT&T's internet TV service to carry CBS channels

President and CEO of CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves (R) and TV personality Julie Chen (L) pose at the CBS Studios rooftop summer soiree in West Hollywood, California May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

(Reuters) - CBS Corp said AT&T Inc has agreed to carry the television network’s channels on its IP-based TV service, U-verse.

The deal covers CBS-owned TV stations, Showtime Channels, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel, and Pop, which is slated for launch in 2016. (bit.ly/1HuBSw0)

AT&T’s U-verse business offers Internet bundles with TV, telephone and broadband services.

“AT&T and CBS have reached an agreement to continue our long-standing relationship.” AT&T spokesperson said.

Reporting by Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian

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