CBS announced today that they are launching a digital subscription service called “CBS All Access” that allows viewers to stream CBS programs past and present without a cable subscription. The service will also stream current shows as they air live on television via feeds from local CBS affiliate stations.
According to their press release, subscribers will get access to:
– Full current seasons of 15 primetime shows with episodes available the day after they air.
– Unprecedented ability to live stream local CBS stations in 14 of the largest markets at launch, with more to be added as affiliates join the new service.
– Full past seasons of eight major current series, including THE GOOD WIFE, BLUE BLOODS and SURVIVOR.
– More than 5,000 episodes of CBS Classics, including every episode of STAR TREK, CHEERS, MACGYVER,TWIN PEAKS and CSI: MIAMI.
– Access to exclusive additional content for CBS Television’s biggest special events, such as THE GRAMMY® AWARDS, THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and THE VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW.
– Ability to stream the BIG BROTHER 24/7 Live Feeds service for no additional fee when the show returns next summer.
– Advertising-free environment for all CBS Classics.
Currently, “CBS All Access” is only being offered in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore through CBS.com and the CBS mobile app. More cities will be added in the coming months.
With the growing amount of viewers relying purely on online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, this is great news along with HBO’s stand-alone streaming service announcement yesterday.
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