Television signs deal with AOL News

MUMBAI: US internet service provider, AOL and US broadcaster, CBS Digital Media have entered into an agreement to offer up-to-the minute broadband video and text news programming from to the AOL News channel. Under the agreement, will offer AOL everything from breaking news from around the world to the quirky and the offbeat. The content will be integrated throughout AOL News, including on the News main page, and will include links back to for additional stories.

The news programming, also available at the new web site, builds on AOL's effort to provide an engaging news experience on the Web. AOL? News combines news from trusted news sources with polls, blogs, and multimedia features offering real-time dialogue, and claims to reach a monthly audience of more than 21 million.

AOL News and Sports VP and editor in chief, Lewis D'Vorkin says, "Working with CBS News demonstrates our dedication to offering a robust online news experience to consumers. By adding news content and video programming from CBS News, we will continue to make our AOL News offering one of the most compelling and interactive experiences on the Web."

This agreement is consistent with CBS Digital Media's longstanding commitment to provide free broadband video to consumers and its recently announced plans to build a broadband on-demand news network. As one of's distribution partners, AOL will benefit from its recently expanded editorial operation and integration with the 24 hour global newsgathering capabilities of CBS News.

CBS Digital Media senior VP and GM ,Betsy Lake Morgan, says, "Joining forces with AOL confirms's commitment to provide high-quality, free broadband video to the online audience. This partnership also provides AOL users with the most current news and analysis from the award-winning correspondents of CBS News."

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