CBS Is Launching A Netflix Competitor In Australia

US broadcaster CBS – which acquired the Ten Network last year – has announced it will be launching a streaming service to rival Netflix, Foxtel and Stan in 2018.

Pretty soon there’s going to be yet another streaming service clamouring for your wallet, with CBS confirming its All Access streaming service will be coming to Australia before the end of 2018.

The announcement was made at a media event in Los Angeles, where the platform’s president Marc DeBevoise said it would be expanding to Australia in “the fourth quarter” of the year.

Details are currently scant on what content Australians can expect in the local version of the service. It’s worth noting that many of CBS’ flagship shows already have licencing agreements in place. For example, Star Trek: Discovery and The Big Bang Theory are exclusive to Netflix and Nine, respectively. It will be at least a couple of years before CBS can claw back the streaming rights to these shows.

Presumably, the streaming service will be complimented in Australia by local content produced by Channel Ten. We might even get the entire run of Neighbours on demand, which is a terrifying thing to ponder.

We’ll be updating this story as soon we we learn more.

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[Via SMH]

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