CBS All Access to launch by end of year
CBS boss tells investors the SVOD service is on the way in Australia.
CBS Corporation chief executive Leslie Moonves has told investors in New York the company will launch its All Access streaming service in Australia by the end of the year.
CBS is seeking 8 million subscribers globally to its platforms, including Showtime, by 2020.
“By year’s end, we plan to bring All Access to Australia using our acquisition of Network TEN as a gateway to launch in that market,” he said. “After that, we’ll add more and more markets every year, leading to tremendous upside to our overall direct-to-consumer strategy. And importantly, these international subs are incremental to our 2020 target that I just mentioned.”
It’s not yet clear what titles would be immediately available on All Access in Australia Showtime content, owned by CBS, is currently tied up in a long-term deal with Stan (although some may become available after an exclusivity period expires).
Titles commissioned specifically for CBS All Access are also tied up elsewhere including Star Trek: Discovery (Netflix) and The Good Fight (SBS) and unlikely to move.
Upcoming titles Strange Angel, Tell Me a Story and The Twilight Zone however may be available.
Source: Australian Financial Review