CBS Will Make Episodes Available on Innertube

Aug 15, 2006  •  Post A Comment

CBS is making a selection of mostly CBS Paramount-owned prime-time programs available for free on the company’s ad-supported broadband channel, innertube. Starting in September, episodes will be posted the morning after their initial broadcast on CBS.

The CBS series available include the scripted series “CSI,” “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: NY,” “Jericho,” “NCIS,” “Numb3rs” and reality veteran “Survivor” from Mark Burnett Productions. The programs will be presented with limited commercial interruption.

Each episode of the three “CSI” series, “NCIS” and “Numb3rs” will be available for four weeks following the initial network broadcast. Episodes of “Jericho” and “Survivor” will be available on the broadband site all season long.

Several shows are not being offered, including series wholly owned or partly owned by other studios, such as the Warner Bros. TV comedies “The Class,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and the CBS Paramount/Touchstone TV co-production “Ghost Whisperer.”

“It further helps us extend the reach of the CBS brand [and] provides a new avenue for advertisers to engage with our programming, which in turn creates a new source of revenue for our company,” said Larry Kramer, president of CBS Digital Media, in a statement announcing the deal.