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CBS reveals SVOD Star Trek drama title

The upcoming Star Trek CBS on-demand drama officially has a name. The CBS All Access original will be called Star Trek Discovery, and will feature a new starship of the same name. Executive producer Bryan Fuller revealed the name and ship to fans at the San Diego Comic-Con International event on Friday. Star Trek Discovery […]

Netflix misses targets as growth slows

Netflix’s growth rate slowed in the second quarter, with the company missing its sign-up target as more customers than expected cancelled their subscriptions. Announcing its Q2 results, Netflix said that it added 1.7 million new members in the quarter – below its forecast of 2.5 million new members and down from 3.3 million in Q2 […]

Netflix, Bell board new Star Trek

Netflix has taken exclusive SVOD rights to the upcoming CBS All Access Star Trek drama series in 188 territories, while Bell Media has landed it in Canada. Additionally, Netflix has officially confirmed a deal with CBS Studios International to take all 727 existing Star Trek back catalogue episodes from series including Star Trek: The Original […]

Fox now streaming primetime to subs

Fox Broadcasting has begun simulcasting its primetime programming via the Fox.com and Fox Now platforms. This makes Fox the first American broadcast network to offer its key programmes as a live-streamed service for its pay TV customers around the US, and stamps former Sky Deutschland chief Brian Sullivan’s mark on Fox’s digital strategy. The streams, […]

CBS names SVOD content chief, studio dev chief

US subscription on-demand platform CBS All Access is set to ramp up programming activity after appointing an original content chief. CBS Television Studio’s head of drama, Julie McNamara is moving across to its CBS sister to become executive VP, original content. Senior VP, drama development at CBS Entertainment Bryan Seabury will replace her at the […]

Good Wife spin-off set for SVOD platform

A spin-off series of CBS drama The Good Wife has been greenlit – for subscription on-demand platform CBS All Access. The series is the second major original title set for CBS’s OTT platform after a new Star Trek scripted effort announced last year. The Good Wife series will be set a year after the conclusion […]

Smithsonian latest to go SVOD route

Smithsonian Networks has become the latest American channel to launch its own subscription on-demand player. Smithsonian Earth will offer “spectacular original nature and wildlife content” initially via the web and on Apple TV and Roku devices for a monthly US$3.99. After a period of resistance to direct-to-consumer offers, many US networks are now launching their […]

Time Warner ‘eyes Hulu stake’

Time Warner could become the latest media giant to invest in American on-demand platform Hulu. The Wall Street Journal reports Time Warner has been in talks with current owners Comcast, The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox about becoming an equal stakeholder in the platform. This would mean each of those companies, whose stakes […]

CBS eyes ad-free SVOD, defends ‘boring TV’

US broadcaster CBS is planning a non-ad version of its subscription video service CBS All Access. “That’s absolutely something that we’re thinking about,” CBS Corp. president and CEO Les Moonves said on an earnings call with analysts yesterday in response to a question about the SVOD service. “We’re charging US$5.99 right now for with ads […]

CBS goes SVOD-first with new Star Trek series

A new scripted drama ordered to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the original Star Trek series will debut in 2017, with CBS Corp. planning to launch it as an SVOD-first original. The new Star Trek series will premiere in the US on the CBS broadcast network in January 2017, with the opening episode and then […]