Live long and prosper: Inside All Access

CBS was the first US broadcaster to launch a streaming play, but how is it navigating the new frontier of fierce rights ownership and premium content? Manori Ravindran gets an all-access pass into CBS’s new normal CBS All Access is leaving “no stone unturned” when it comes to securing creative talent and building a premium […]

CBS won’t “flick the switch” on global streaming service, says CBS boss

Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, received Variety‘s International Achievement in TV Award yesterday at MIPTV. During the keynote that followed, Nunez was quizzed on the company’s plans for its direct to consumer/streaming business, which is currently restricted to the US (via CBS All Access), Canada and Australia. In response he said it is unlikely […]

Series Mania to host premiere of Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ reboot

Series Mania is set to host the international premiere of CBS’ The Twilight Zone. The screening will be held on 30 March at 3.30pm and feature two episodes, Nightmare at 30.000 Feet and The Comedian, including a masterclass with actor Adam Scott. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern re-imagining of the classic series will premiere on […]

Netflix: We will “absolutely be in negotiations” for The Office rights

Netflix’s VP of acquisitions Amy Reinhard (pictured, below) has told TBI that when NBCUniversal’s deal for The Office expires in 2021, the global SVOD will come to the negotiating table for the comedy. Reinhard’s comments come just a week after NBC revealed it would be launching its own streaming platform, prompting questions as to whether […]

CBS completes Moonves investigation, severance will not be paid

The board of directors of CBS has completed its investigation of former chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, CBS News, and cultural issues at CBS. With regard to Moonves, who was investigated after allegations of sexual misconduct were aimed at him earlier this year leading to his departure in September, the board has determined that there […]

CBS offers Moonves’ $20m severance to anti-harassment groups

CBS Corporation will disburse a pledged $20m to 18 organisations to support eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace – money that is coming out of former CEO and chairman Les Moonves’ severance benefits. The news arrives months after Moonves departed the company amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Moonves, who has served at the company for […]

CBS & Network 10 launch Aussie SVOD service 10 All Access

CBS and Network 10’s subscription-on-demand service, 10 All Access, debuts today with over 7,000 episodes arriving from the duo’s libraries. For A$9.99 a month, new subscribers will receive exclusive original series, current and previous seasons of CBS and 10 shows, as well as the ability to live stream CBSN and CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news […]

CBS, AMC Channels Partnership launches on-demand players on Freeview

The CBS AMC UK Channels Partnership – a joint venture between AMC Networks International and CBS Studios International – is set to launch two new on-demand players on Freeview Play. Horror Bites and CBS Catchup Channels UK will both be available on the free-to-air UK TV platform from December 6, joining on-demand services like the […]

CBS sends James Corden to China

CBS Studios International is sending The Late Late Show With James Corden to China. The studio has licensed the CBS talk show into Chinese platform iQiyi – marking the first time it will be made available in China. One of China’s biggest digital services, iQiyi features a slate of English-language content, including original programming from […]

Network Ten to rebrand streamer with CBS titles in tow

Network Ten is set to launch its rebranded streamer 10 All Access this December with a string of new CBS titles in tow. CBS acquired the Australian broadcaster in November 2017 and will now launch titles One Dollar, Strange Angel and Tell Me A Story on Ten’s platform. Network Ten’s platform will also offer over 7,000 ad-free […]

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