Showtime, Charter Extend Affiliation Deal


Showtime Networks Inc. and Charter Communications Inc. have extended their affiliation agreement through June 2008, the two companies said Monday.

As part of the extension, the programmer and the MSO created a low-priced movie package -- which includes Showtime, The Movie Channel, Flix, Showtime HD and Showtime On Demand -- for $4 per month.

“We are always eager to work with our cable affiliates to develop innovative strategies that will drive digital sales, revenue and margin for the operator, while boosting viewership and sales of our premium services,” Showtime executive vice president of cable distribution Patrick Burks said in a prepared statement.