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Viacom to provide 'SpongeBob, other shows, to Sony TV service
Viacom to provide 'SpongeBob, other shows, to Sony TV service

Electronics giant Sony Corp. now has rights to nearly two dozen Viacom television networks -- including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon -- to include in its upcoming cloud-based TV service. The deal, announced Wednesday, represents a new chapter for Viacom. The New York media company said the Sony deal marked the first time that it was providing its networks to an Internet-based television and video-on-demand service. “Given our young, tech-savvy audiences, our networks are essential for any new distribution platform, and we’re excited to be among the many programmers that will help power Sony’s new service and advance a new era for television," Viacom...

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