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New TV deal makes cutting cable better than ever

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Sony will offer services from at least 22 of Viacom's networks at launch, including BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, Spike, TV Land and VH1, BET Gospel, Centric, Logo, CMT Pure Country, MTV Hits, MTV James, mtvU, Palladia, TeenNick, VH1 Classic and VH1 Soul and all available HD.

The deal will also give Sony users access to all of Viacom's on-demand content and its TV Everywhere websites and apps. Currently, Viacom has TV Everywhere apps for Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, CMT and Logo.

Sony is also in talks to add even more content before it launches its streaming service. It's also reportedly working on deals with Discovery Communications, Disney, 21st Century Fox and Time Warner. If even a few of those deals go through, that's a huge win for cable cutters everywhere! It's also a huge blow for all of the cable providers that rely on exclusive deals with content networks to make their expensive packages attractive to customers.

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Source: Forbes
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