Comcast Xfinity on-demand services get deeper CBS bench

The cable TV provider's on-demand and TV Everywhere services get access to more CBS television shows.

Comcast added the four past seasons of "The Good Wife" to its subscription Web video-on-demand service, Xfinity Streampix. The Good Wife/Facebook

The country's biggest cable company is adding more on-demand shows from the television network with the most people watching it.

Comcast and CBS said Thursday that more of the broadcaster's current-season TV shows would be available on demand for customers of Xfinity, the cable provider's "triple play" service that bundles video, broadband and telephone together. The network expanded the titles available on Xfinity On Demand to include "2 Broke Girls," "Person of Interest" and "The Mentalist," as well as new premiering series such as The Crazy Ones and Mom

CBS also added every past season of "The Good Wife" and "Charmed" to Xfinity Streampix, its Web-based subscription video-on-demand service.

Comcast launched Xfinity Streampix last year to give to give access to films and TV shows over the Web, including the ability to watch content outside of the home. It was also designed to complement Xfinity by offering a wider breadth of titles.

Selling the rights to its television library for online distribution has been a lucrative new area of revenue for networks like CBS. This summer, CBS's channels went dark for Time Warner Cable subscribers in some of the country's biggest cities as it sparred with the cable company over fees and its ability to license its content to digital competitors .

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