CBS To Take On Netflix With ‘Ten All Access’ In December
CBS has confirmed its local streaming on demand service ‘Ten All Access’ will launch in December, igniting competition against Netflix and Aussie-owned Stan.
The service will be CBS’ third subscription streaming service globally, following the United States and Canada.
Commentators predict Ten All Access will cost between $6 – $7 per month, with American ‘CBS All Access’ charging US$5.99/month with ads.
As per The Australian Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, claims the network and CBS will explore “co-productions” from next year, focused on reality TV.
In Australia, Stan retains local rights for several CBS-owned Showtime shows, with All Access unable to stream certain content upon launch. Other popular broadcast rights are held by SBS – e.g. The Good Fight.
McGarvey claims funds previously spent on Big Bash cricket content will now be invested on three key shows, running between summer and autumn – a revamped ‘Changing Rooms’, ‘Dancing with the Stars’, plus ‘Chris and Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway’. The figure is tipped to be around $20 million.
Users will have to wait and see what content launches on Ten All Access, assessing competitiveness against Netflix, Stan and Foxtel.