CBS All Access is “on track” for a launch in the Australian market in Q4 2018.
Launching the subscription streaming service in the Australian market was said to be a key reason CBS purchased Network TEN when it became available last year.
In the US the service retails at $5.99 per month with commercials and $9.99 without.
CBS All Access has launched and commissioned original titles in the US including The Good Fight and Star Trek: Discovery. With no current platform in Australia those titles are already committed elsewhere, but should become available at a later date, just as some Amazon titles debut first on Stan. New titles would remain exclusive to CBS All Access.
Upcoming shows include One Dollar, a mystery that follows a dollar bill as it changes hands amongst a group of characters involved in a shocking multiple murder; Tell Me a Story, fairy tales with a dark psychological twist from Kevin Williamson; Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone; a new Star Trek series with Patrick Stewart returning as Jean-Luc Picard.
It also has a library of classic CBS shows and original period drama Strange Angel.
The platform has an estimated 2.5 million subscribers with an average age of 43. Viewership is balanced among men and women, with men accounting for 52% of all viewing.
What is less clear is how an Australian equivalent will affect Tenplay, which presumably remains as a catch-up offering. But what about TEN’s CBS titles such as NCIS, Hawaii Five-0? Unclear…