CBS O&O in Dallas Locally Extends Comcast VOD Deal

Jan 12, 2006  •  Post A Comment

CBS-owned KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV in the Dallas-Fort Worth market have added a strictly local extension of the network video-on-demand deal made by CBS and Comcast last year, which made local news and specialty programming available for free through Comcast’s iN Demand service.

In addition to newscasts, the new local deal includes KTVT’s “The Score With Babe Laufenberg,” and KTXA’s “Time Out With Coach Johnson.” The shows will be accessible 30 minutes after their original broadcasts and until the next episode of the show airs.

“We live in an on-demand world, and we choose to embrace that environment,” said Steve Mauldin, president and general manager of the stations.

This month Comcast and CBS began making “CSI,” “NCIS,” “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race” available on-demand for 99 cents per episode at midnight following their broadcast on CBS owned-and-operated stations, with unlimited viewings for 24 hours after they have been ordered.