Thursday, September 10, 2015

Moonves: NFL On CBS Access Possible

The CBS All Access streaming service could get NFL football one day in what would be a "game changer" for the fledgling offering, CEO Les Moonves says.

The service has been used as catch-up on library content by subscribers since its launch last October, though it also features live content from many TV stations.

But, according to Seeking Alpha: “Obviously the big thing that is missing from All Access is the NFL,” Moonves said at Wednesday's Bank of America/Merrill Lynch investor conference.

CBS will be pushing a record amount of streaming this year, and Moonves thinks a more open approach may be a matter of time for the league. “Clearly they are looking for an answer for their digital needs,” Moonves said. “They are exploring it along with us."

CBS launched All Access in October 2014, with live local content from its owned and operated and other certain TV stations as well as a library of about 6,500 network shows. But the offering – which costs $5.99 per month, hasn’t been able to carry NFL games like its linear broadcast network.

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