CBS All Access is available beginning today at CBS.com and on mobile devices through the CBS App for iOS and Android. The service allows fans to watch more CBS programming online and on mobile devices, while introducing yet another monetization window for the Company’s industry-leading content. CBS All Access will be available on other major connected devices in the coming months.
“CBS All Access is another key step in the Company’s long-standing strategy of monetizing our local and national content in the ways that viewers want it,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation. “This new subscription service will deliver the most of CBS to our biggest fans while being additive to the overall ecosystem. Across the board, we continue to capitalize on technological advances that help consumers engage with our world-class programming, and we look forward to serving our viewers in this new and exciting way.”
For $5.99 per month, CBS All Access includes the following programming, with more to be added in the coming months:
● 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.
Notably, HBO just announced that it plans to offer a stand-alone streaming service in 2015.
These new offerings are good news for Apple TV owners who want to drop their cable TV subscription. We'll let you know if any more networks follow suit.