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08/15/2013 02:07 pm ET

Sony Reaches Preliminary Programming Deal With Viacom For Online Pay TV Service

Sony Corp. 6758.TO -1.60% has reached a preliminary agreement with Viacom Inc. VIAB -1.34% to carry the media company's cable channels on its planned Internet-based TV service, a person familiar with the matter said, a significant boost for the Japanese company as it races to secure content rights against technology firms vying to offer similar services.

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