Posted Thu Oct 16, 2014 at 09:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The broadcast network is launching its own online subscription TV service.
CBS has announced the launch of CBS All Access, a new way to watch and stream CBS programming separate from a traditional cable or satellite package. The stand-alone digital subscription service costs $5.99 per month, giving users live and on-demand access to CBS shows and content.
CBS All Access offers next-day streaming for new episodes of 15 popular shows and a library of 6,500 on-demand episodes, including content from current programs like 'The Good Wife' and 'NCIS,' and classic series like 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'I Love Lucy.' Likewise, customers will be able to watch live local CBS broadcasts through the service in 14 select markets. Live content and contemporary shows will include commercials, but the classic programming will be presented without ads. Unfortunately, some sporting events, including NFL games, will not be part of the service.
Customers can sign up for CBS All Access now, and new users will receive a one-week free trial. The service will roll out to several major digital platforms and devices in the coming months. Meanwhile, HBO recently announced a similar stand-alone streaming service, but full details are still forthcoming.
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