CBS is finally acknowledging that not all viewers want to watch ads alongside their favorite TV shows, and so have unveiled a commercial-free plan for its CBS All Access subscription service.
The new subscription tier will cost $9.99 a month, $4 more than the tier that continues to show commercials. CBS Interactive president and COO Marc DeBevoise says:
“The foundation of CBS All Access is not only about giving CBS fans access to more of the content they want, but also giving them more choices in how they watch their favorite CBS programming. The addition of a commercial-free plan gives our subscribers even more ways to customize their CBS viewing experience – from which devices to whether they watch in or out of the home, and now with commercials or without.”
CBS announced All Access in 2014 as its answer to Hulu and Netflix and other streaming services. It boasts an on-demand library of 7,500 episodes of television including current shows and a library of content and classics.
Its most high profile titles are its first slate of originals in the works including “Star Trek: Discovery” and a spin-off to “The Good Wife”.