CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves today hinted that DirecTV Now will eventually add his company’s programming to its channel lineup. “I’m assuming we’ll be able to make a deal with them,” he said when the subject of AT&T’s new internet TV service came up. “As they said in The Godfather, ‘We are not unreasonable people here.’’
DirecTV Now already offers programming from the other big broadcast networks — ABC, Fox, and NBC — as part of its base subscription. But CBS and its popular shows like The Big Bang Theory, Survivor, and NCIS are an obvious hole for something that’s meant to be an alternative to cable television. For now, AT&T doesn’t think whatever CBS wants for retransmission fees is all that reasonable.
Moonves was speaking at…
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