ViacomCBS has reached a comprehensive multi-year distribution agreement with Google that adds 14 of the Viacom cable networks to the channel lineup of YouTube TV. Financial terms were not disclosed. From VH1's 'RuPau's Drag Race'Before Viacom and CBS merged last year, CBS had an agreement with YouTube TV, which carried the CBS broadcast stations, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel and the CW, a joint venture of CBS and AT&T. Those networks will continued to be carried, along with ViacomCBS premium subscription services including Showtime, which also will have a partnership with other YouTube platforms. One of the benefits touted for bring Viacom and CBS together was to give the company more clout with distributors. This deal and another recent agreement with Verizon appear to be evidence that from a distribution standpoint the merger is producing benefits.
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