As we have been following since last year, CBS seems to be ahead of their major network competitors when it comes to monetizing the cord-cutting community. Following the successful premiere of Star Trek: Discovery on broadcast television, the rest of the series was launched on CBS All-Access. This trick was so successful that CBS plans on rebooting The Twilight Zone series next for their All-Access streaming service.
If you want to binge on old episodes of The Big Bang Theory or check out the latest of the Star Trek franchise, you can do so under the Amazon umbrella. That is because CBS All-Access has now become available on Amazon Channels.
The Senior VO and General Manager of Digital Platforms at CBS Interactive Entertainment, Rob Gelick, spoke on this new partnership. He stated,
“CBS All Access on Amazon Channels offers a seamless way for Amazon Prime members to get all the benefits of CBS All Access, including their favorite CBS shows plus premium original series like Star Trek: Discovery, No Activity, and The Good Fight. As the first Amazon Channels partner to offer a linear feed of a subscriber’s local broadcast station in addition to video on demand, we’re thrilled to bring live programming to Prime members.”
For the time being, the no commercial plan is the only feature supported by Amazon Channels. However, the limited commercial plan that runs at $5.99 per month will become available in the next few months. We will keep you updated as more details become available.