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CBS signs online partners

Buddies up with AOL, CNet, Microsoft and Sling

CBS has signed agreements with a bunch of online partners to distribute its shows over the internet.

The "CBS Interactive Audience Network" includes deals with AOL, Bebo, CNet, Comcast, Joost, Sling Media, and Veoh.

All content will be supported by advertising and free to the consumer both in the US and internationally. Ad revenue will be split between CBS and its partners.

Clips and whole shows will be available according to a rotating list within a specific timeframe. Shows include the Late Show with David Letterman, Survivor and CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. Some programmes from the CBS archive will also be available.

Akamai Technologies will provide the content delivery network.

Read the whole release here. ®

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