Star Trek Discovery


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 […]

Exclusive: CBS All Access to begin piloting shows, eyes comedy and docs expansion

CBS All Access will expand from its straight-to-series model later this year, with plans in place to begin piloting content for the first time, TBI can reveal. Julie McNamara, EVP of original content for the US broadcaster’s five-year-old streaming service, tells TBI that the business is “looking at unscripted and looking at building out comedy […]

CBS to open production hub in Toronto

CBS is to build a major film and TV production facility outside of Toronto. The US broadcaster has secured a long-term lease on a 260,000 square-foot lot in the suburb of Mississauga, which is a half-hour drive outside of downtown Toronto. The new space – which will be called CBS Stages Canada – underlines a […]

TBI Weekly: CBS Corporation’s year of change

Who would have thought during this year’s Upfronts that as CBS chief Leslie Moonves presented the company’s upcoming slate to a standing ovation, he would be the biggest cause for controversy in the company today? The media giant has, after all, been a remarkably steady company partly due to the chairman and CEO supporting the […]

Parrot Analytics: 49% of US consumers unwilling to pay for any SVOD services

Nearly half of US consumers are unwilling to pay for even one streaming on-demand service, according to Parrot Analytics’ Global Television Demand Report. The report, which focuses on the first financial quarter of 2018 and studied ten global territories, found that US consumers were least likely to sign up to SVOD services among the regions. The […]

CBS All Access begins int’l expansion with Canada launch

CBS All Access, CBS’ SVOD service, has launched in Canada marking its first expansion into an international market. Canadian audiences will now be able to access 20 primetime shows including Star Trek: Discovery, NCIS, Bull, Seal Team, MacGyver and Instinct, with new episodes available seven days after they are broadcast. They can also access CBS’ original […]

In-demand chart: Finland (March 26-April 1, 2018)

Digital newbies make an impact in Finland this week, as new episodes of Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron: Legendary Defender and Marvel’s Jessica Jones arrive on the top lists. For the top ten digital originals list, Netflix had three titles with new episodes including Santa Clarita Diet, Voltron and Jessica Jones, making them the fifth, sixth […]

CBS to ramp up originals as it bids to top OTT ‘arms race’

CBS COO Joseph Ianniello revealed that the company will increase investment in digital originals to survive the OTT “arms race”, at an investors conference held at Deutsche Banks Media & Telecom Conference in Florida. The broadcast giant will bulk up on original series to drive subscription on its streaming platform CBS All Access and premium […]

In-demand chart: Belgium (February 26-March 4, 2018)

Belgium’s week in demand expressions saves the top spots for The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery and one surprise sci-fi adventure web series. Parrot Analytic’s demand measurement system provides insight into TV demand in specific regions regardless of platform or streaming services, and this week, Belgium has thrown a surprise series in the mix. Stargate […]

In-demand chart: Germany (January 28-February 2, 2018)

The amount of online articles and social media chatter around Star Trek: Discovery translates into a solid win for the CBS and Netflix sci-fi series in our latest demand expressions charts. The series – which CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout, Roddenberry Entertainment and Living Dead Guy Productions coproduce – tops both the digital and overall […]