ViacomCBS has introduced a major enlargement to its streaming library, with the addition of greater than 3,500 episodes of reveals like “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “Chapelle’s Show” and “Laguna Beach.”
Viacom and CBS had been beforehand merged, then separated, then most lately merged once more, and the extra content material comes from throughout the corporate’s totally different manufacturers — similar to BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Smithsonian Channel, TV Land, VH1 and Paramount Pictures — plus further sports activities programming, like unique U.S. streaming of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
ViacomCBS had beforehand introduced plans to launch an expanded and rebranded model of CBS All Access this summer season, to raised compete in opposition to streaming choices like Disney+ and HBO Max. Today’s announcement means that the rebrand isn’t coming till early 2021, however positions this information as step one in that course of.
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“Today marks the start of an thrilling evolution of CBS All Access into the subscription streaming dwelling for ViacomCBS and a preview of what’s to return,” stated Chief Digital Officer Marc DeBevoise in an announcement.
We’ve beforehand urged that the principle purpose to enroll in CBS All Access is to get entry to new Star Trek reveals like “Discovery,” “Picard” and the upcoming animated sequence “Lower Decks.” But this announcement looks like an try to lure non-Trek followers to enroll as properly. (And simply to be clear: I really like Star Trek.)
Other authentic content material within the works features a Spongebob Squarepants spin-off referred to as “Kemp Koral,” “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” an untitled undertaking from director Richard Linklater and a miniseries adaptation of “The Stand.”
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