AT&T gets hockey, Verizon gets CBS

In separate announcements today, AT&T revealed it would carry NHL Network and NHL Network HD on U-verse TV, while Verizon and CBS signed "comprehensive" program carriage agreements covering FiOS TV broadcast, video-on-demand, and Verizon Wireless V-Cast service.

AT&T U-verse's TV win includes 24-hour hockey coverage from NHL Network, including live games. For $10 more a month, AT&T customers can get HD service, and an additional $10 will get viewers AT&T's package of 25 channels of college and regional sports, international soccer, horse racing and more.  

Verizon has to be happy with its agreements with CBS. The company has secured mobile rights for full episodes of several top-rated CBS programs, including shows from both prime-time and daytime.

The expanded agreements also provide national video-on-demand rights for programs in both standard and high definition format, including such shows as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "NCIS," "Survivor," and "Numb3rs," as well as video-on-demand rights for local news in SD and HD. Verizon will continue to offer CBS programming on Verizon FiOS TV to its 1.6 million (and growing) subscribers. 

Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed - such as how much Verizon is paying CBS.

For more:
- AT&T shoots, scores NHL.  Release.
- CBS announces its deal with Verizon. Release.

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