When it comes to watching sports on DIRECTV, you can’t beat Comcast’s service
CBS is reportedly planning to offer a DIRECTV-only channel, and Comcast wants to keep the cord-cutting trend alive.
Sources say that CBS has been talking to Comcast about making a DIRECTTV-only service, which would allow customers to watch CBS content on their own device or on the Comcast TV app, though they haven’t yet signed off on the plan.
The channel would be available on the CBS app, but would not be part of CBS Now.
Comcast reportedly wants to offer the channel at least until the end of the year, so it could have been announced before that.
The plan would be an interesting one for CBS.
Its channel offerings have been lackluster, but the network is in good hands with its new streaming service, CBS All Access.
Comcast is looking to make a move toward the home market, where it has seen cord-cutters flock in with its $70 a month TV streaming service.
Comcast could also use this channel to attract subscribers who want to stream sports on the device that they already own.
As for DIRECTV subscribers, they would get a choice of three channels in the future: CBS, NBC, or Fox.
Comcast’s plans for the new channel would likely focus on the latter two, as its content is likely to be limited to CBS and NBC.
That could be a big blow to NBC, which has been able to compete with CBS in sports content.
In an interview with The Verge, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said that CBS is a great partner for our business.
He said that Comcast has a large cross-section of sports content, and that CBS offers some of the most compelling and innovative sports programming in the world.
He added that Comcast was very interested in building its own sports channel.
If Comcast and DIRECTV are willing to negotiate, it could mean that Comcast will likely launch a DIRECTv-only streaming service for CBS All, a move that Comcast may make as early as the end-of-year.