The CBS standalone streaming service CBS All Access — which is offered to subscribers for $5.99 a month — is about to go wide, after the network and its affiliate board reached an agreement on terms, Deadline.com reports.
The agreement means the service will include local stations’ live feeds in their markets.
“CBS has specific carriage deals with 12 affiliate groups, and plans [to] offer their transmissions this month. That will add major markets including Atlanta, Phoenix, Orlando, Cleveland, Columbus, St. Louis, Charlotte, Hartford, Kansas City and Las Vegas,” Deadline reports. “Up to now, the online service only offered live broadcasts for the stations that CBS owns.”
Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the report notes that stations will share in the revenues generated by CBS All Access.
“In addition, Nielsen ratings from the live streams will be applied to the station’s tally,” Deadline notes.
Said CBS head man Leslie Moonves: “Adding CBS affiliates to the mix will give viewers the opportunity to watch more CBS programming whenever they want on whichever device they choose. We look forward to adding more affiliate partners to build CBS All Access nationwide.”