CBS streaming is coming to Canada, potentially upending local broadcasters

THE ERA OF CANADIAN NETWORKS RUNNING U.S. SHOWS MAY BE COMING TO AN END

2017.08.08

DANIEL TENCER | HuffPost Canada

As of next year, Canadians will be able to stream CBS TV shows directly from the internet, the start of a trend one expert says could completely upend Canadian TV broadcasters.

CBS announced Monday that its streaming service, CBS All Access, is expanding internationally, starting with Canada in the first half of 2018.

“CBS All Access is growing faster than we anticipated domestically, and now represents a whole new opportunity internationally as well,” CBS Corp. chairperson and CEO Leslie Moonves said in a statement.

Launched in 2014, CBS All Access is a Netflix-like “over-the-top” streaming service that offers a catalogue of new and old CBS TV shows, as well as some original programming. The network is slated to air the new “Star Trek: Discovery,” currently in production. (That show will be available on Bell Media’s Space Channel in Canada.)

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