CBS streaming offerings already include CBS All Access and it recently gave Star Trek fans an additional incentive to sign up for its service by putting Star Trek Discovery exclusively on All Access. It appears that CBS is considering additional standalone streaming services for some of its other properties. It might be thinking about launching one for Entertainment Tonight.
CBS has been moving into digital content distribution significantly over the past few years. The network’s CEO Leslie Moonves has revealed that the company this been thinking about launching a digital-only stream of its long-running Entertainment Tonight program.
“We’ve talked about next year launching a 24-hour entertainment news service based on our show ‘ET,’” he said. He revealed this during Variety’s Innovate Summit earlier this week.
CBS’s existing free ad-supported and subscription services include Showtime’s streaming option, CBS All Access, the ad-supported and free news service CBSN. It’s also going to launch a CBS Sports streaming service next year.
The service due next year won’t be a platform game telecasts, the CEO revealed. It’s not going to show games as the company is happy with its existing sports-right packages for the NFL, NCAA men’s basketball tournament, SEC football, and golf.
Moonves didn’t offer a lot of details about the company’s plans for an Entertainment Tonight streaming service. We can be sure to hear more about it in the coming months, though.