ViacomCBS is offering a steep discount of its soon-to-launch Paramount Plus subscription streaming service to current CBS All Access customers willing to pay up front for a full year.
Some users had trouble logging into the live-streaming service from ViacomCBS during the National Anthem and some of the opening moments of the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. Some twitter users complained of the crash, while the website DownDetector.com reported problems with CBS All Access were up around 3:30 p.m. PT, when the game was just getting started. Complaints went down in the ensuing minutes and it appears that the streaming service was down for only a few moments, they just happen to be some of the most-viewed moments of the year on television.
CBS Sports said it plans to stream the Super Bowl across multiple platform, including its subscription streaming service CBS All Access. Broadcast coverage of Super Bowl LV will also stream unauthenticated and for free on the CBSSports.com, the CBS Sports app. The big game will also be free on Verizon properties including Yahoo Sports, on NFL digital properties and NFL team mobile properties.
That day is when the rebranded streaming service will go live in the U.S. and Latin America, with planned launches for the Nordics on March 25 and in Australia in mid-2021. Canada’s version of CBS All Access will also be rebranded to Paramount+ on March 4 and “an expanded offering will be available later in the year.”
CBS All Access has been integrated into Comcast’s Xfinity X1 pay-TV offering in a first for the five-year-old ViacomCBS streaming service. Xfinity had added the subscription outlet to its Flex broadband video bundle earlier this year. It is the first pay-TV operator to carry the streaming service.
The Starfleet crew clearly has more work to do. A day after its Season 3 premiere, CBS All Access announced it has renewed Star Trek: Discovery for a fourth season, with production set to begin on Nov. 2.
CBS All Access is trading in CBS for Paramount. ViacomCBS revealed Tuesday that the rebranded streaming service will be called Paramount+ beginning early next year. The rebranding is the second, and much bigger, phase of the two-phase expansion of CBS All Access, which first launched in 2014 and was among the earliest entrants in the streaming space.
CBS All Access is getting an infusion of new programming as it preps for a rebrand in 2021. The service will add more than 3,500 episodes from the Viacom family of networks, including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon. To accommodate the new programming, All Access will get a design refresh that places an emphasis on the different brands. The price is expected to stay the same, starting at $6 per month with ads.
ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish detailed changes to CBS All Access, including 15,000 hours of new Viacom and CBS programming and sports content, as he discussed a planned relaunch in 2021 of the streaming service on Tuesday. “The second part of our strategy is to transform All Access into a super service,” Bakish told the Credit Suisse Annual Virtual Communications Conference during a session that was webcast.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS All Access is bringing back Spock for its third full live action show in the “Star Trek” universe, ordering a new series set in the years before Capt. James T. Kirk helmed the U.S.S. Enterprise. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” will star Anson Mount as Capt. Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn […]
A new trend is beginning to emerge as broadcast networks look to fill coronavirus-induced programming holes on their schedules. Hours after Fox acquired Spectrum’s L.A.’s Finest, The CW has picked up linear rights to the CBS All Access fairy tale drama series Tell Me a Story. The seasonal anthology has also been canceled at streamer CBS All Access and will not return for a third season.
CBS All Access will get a significant reboot this summer, ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish told Wall Street analysts Thursday, with Paramount films and shows from Nickelodeon, BET and other networks joining the service. The subscription service will be rebranded and will also expand internationally in the next 12 months, Bakish said.
ViacomCBS is making some changes to its executive ranks for its digital business, promoting Julie McNamara to head of programming at CBS All Access. CBS executives Jeff Grossman, Rob Gelick and Domenic DiMeglio have also been upped to new positions. L-r: McNamara, DiMeglio, Gelick and Grossman.
ViacomCBS has revealed more details about its digital future with plans to expand CBS All Access by launching a “House of Brands” product. The company said it would look to “accelerate momentum in streaming” after laying out a strategic update as part of its fourth-quarter fiscal 2019 results, the first since it closed the merger between the two companies on Dec. 4.
CBS’s streaming service, CBS All Access, credits a trio of high-profile events — including the premiere of its new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Picard, as well as the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, not to mention a busy month of football — with helping it to achieve a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a given month. The company says January 2020 surpassed the service’s previous record in February 2019 for subscriber sign-ups. In addition, last week was the second-best sign-up week ever.
As the overseer of the Star Trek television properties for ViacomCBS Inc., producer Alex Kurtzman is charged with updating the space drama for a new generation without alienating its hard-core fans. But he knows there is much more at stake: ViacomCBS is counting on the franchise to help its streaming service, CBS All Access, hold its own against a field of larger rivals in Hollywood.
ViacomCBS-owned streaming services CBS All Access and Showtime OTT have reached a collective 10 million subscribers, said ViacomCBS chief digital officer and CBS Interactive chief exec Marc DeBevoise at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. That’s up from 8 million at last update. “We’re in a great position to hit our goals of 25 million subscribers by 2022,” he said
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Late-night host Stephen Colbert has yet another outlet for satire: He’s producing a new series featuring animated characters who riff on current events and interview real newsmakers. “In a time of breaking news overload, ’Tooning Out the News’ is just what the doctor ordered,” Julie McNamara, original content executive for CBS […]
Whoopi Goldberg has officially been cast in The Stand at CBS All Access. The View co-host revealed she is joining the forthcoming Stephen King adaptation during King’s appearance on her ABC talk show Wednesday morning.
The Good Fight may not be the only CBS All Access series to get a run on the CBS broadcast network. The network would be open to re-airing other CBS All Access shows if it helps drive awareness to the company’s five-year old streaming service, CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl says.
Amid AT&T’s carriage battle with CBS stations, the telecom accused CBS of trying to up-sell pay TV subs to its own All Access service. The current contract between AT&T-owned DirecTV and CBS stations in 14 markets expires at midnight Friday.