CBS Launches New App with Full-Episode StreamingBy: Josh Wolford - March 14, 2013
Today, CBS has launched a brand new app optimized for both the iPhone and the iPad that will allows users to stream full episodes of the network’s daytime, primetime, and late night shows for free.
Daytime and Late-night shows will become available on the app 24 hours after airing on CBS. Most primetime content will take 8 days to hit the app after its original airing. The app will let users stream most of CBS’ most popular shows including NCIS, The Good Wife, CSI, How I Met Your Mother, and The Late Show with David Letterman.
The app not only features streaming shows, but personalized show trackers that will notify users when new episodes of the show become available on the app.
“We have been methodically and strategically finding new ways to satiate the appetite for our content on new platforms, while tapping into the tremendous revenue provided by doing so,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of CBS. “Our announcement today achieves both of these objectives, while protecting our very healthy current ecosystem. In addition, by making our shows available on all the leading mobile devices out there, we are confident we will bring a whole new set of viewers to the CBS Television Network and build upon our standing as the #1 network in the business.”
CBS says that they will integrate the existing CBS Connect app by the beginning of the fall TV season. With that integration, the new CBS app will feature social feeds, live events with CBS personalities, and other extra content.
The app is currently only available on iOS, but will launch on both Android and Windows 8 later this year.