CBS Continues Aussie Push with Streaming
CBS will continue its push into the Australian market by bringing its streaming service, CBS All Access, to our shores by the end of the year.
After successfully purchasing Channel Ten last year, CBS has been clear that it intends to compete in the crowded Australian streaming market as well.
Uncertainty about how the roll out will occur remains, with no comments so far about what will happen with TenPlay TV, Channel Ten’s current free streaming catch-up service.
All Access is missing some of CBS’s flagship shows. The biggest missing title is Star Trek: Discovery, though other big CBS titles such as Billions and No Activity (on Stan and Netflix respectively) are also going to be notable absences from the new platform.
Free-to-air channels also have some CBS content on lock in the region with SBS holding the rights to The Good Fight and Channel 9 showing The Big Bang Theory.
No comments have been made on pricing, but it’s easy to assume that it will need to be competitive against Netflix and Stan, placing it at around $10-$15.