Recent Affiliate Partnerships Bring Live Local Streaming
on CBS All Access to 124 Markets
NEW YORK, N.Y. – July 16, 2015 – CBS Corporation announced today CBS All Access, CBS’s digital subscription, video on demand and live streaming service, will be expanding its live local feeds to three-quarters of the U.S. through recent affiliate agreements covering 124 markets across the country.
To date, 40 affiliate groups have signed on to participate in the CBS All Access service in addition to the 14 owned-and-operated CBS stations that participated in CBS All Access’ October 2014 launch.
The recent agreements with Media General, Scripps, Sinclair and other affiliate groups will bring CBS All Access’ live offering to additional markets, including: Portland, OR; Providence, RI; Nashville, TN; Cincinnati, OH; and Albany-Schenectady, NY.
“We’re very pleased that CBS All Access is rolling out its live local offering across the country ahead of schedule,” said Ray Hopkins, President, Television Networks Distribution, CBS Corporation. “Our goal is to offer the service to consumers in every market in the near future, giving viewers everywhere the ability to watch their local CBS station whenever they want and on whatever platform is most convenient for them.”
Of the 124 markets where CBS All Access has agreements, the local live offering is currently available in 59 markets, reaching more than 50 percent of the U.S., with new markets going live each week. The live linear feeds in many of the newly added markets will begin rolling out in the coming weeks.
The ability to live stream local CBS stations through CBS All Access is made available through Syncbak, in which CBS has a minority investment. Syncbak powers the delivery and geo-targeting of the live feeds to in-market subscribers.
In the markets that do not yet offer live-streaming of their local CBS station, CBS All Access subscribers still have access to more than 7,000 episodes on-demand via the CBS App for iOS and Android, on CBS All Access’ Roku Channel, Chromecast and online at CBS.com, with additional connected devices being added in the coming months. CBS All Access’ on-demand offering includes episodes from the current season – including full current seasons of 19 shows with episodes available after they air – as well as previous seasons and classic shows.
For more information on CBS All Access, visit http://www.cbs.com/allaccess.
About CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.
About CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CBS.com, CNET, CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, TV.com and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.
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Syncbak is a media technology company serving US television broadcasters with products and services that enable distribution of live content on connected devices. The company’s one-of-kind platform leverages the benefits of territorial exclusivity and the Internet to enable location-based distribution of broadcast content. Syncbak was founded in 2009 by Jack Perry. Its investors include CBS, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Consumer Electronics Association and other private investors. For more information visit www.syncbak.com.
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