CBS is making good on its word to offer CBS All Access and Showtime OTT as a package deal, and it’s pricing the offer at $14.99 per month.
Consumers can also buy CBS All Access's commercial free plan and Showtime for $18.99 per month.
Individually, All Access sells for $5.99/month with commercials and $9.99/month without, while Showtime OTT is priced at $10.99/month. So either package only knocks about $2 off the total price for both, but it’s a discount nevertheless.
For now, the combined offer will pop up for new subscribers once they have signed up for either All Access or Showtime base service online. Current subscribers can purchase the add-on through the settings in their respective apps.
While both services can now be had for one price, subscribers will still have to watch in the respective service’s apps and websites.
The package deal comes as CBS last week said it’s progressing nicely toward its goal of 8 million subscribers combined for both services.
“Our OTT services are also growing faster each quarter, and we've yet to launch our marquee franchises, 'Twin Peaks' on Showtime and 'Star Trek: Discovery' on CBS All Access, not to mention the first full season of the NFL coming up on All Access as well. So we expect healthy subscriber growth to continue,” said CBS COO Joe Ianniello during an earnings call.
CBS CEO Les Moonves said late last year that CBS’s plan was to sell All Access and Showtime together.
“As we head into the spring and have 'Star Trek' and 'Twin Peaks' coming out on those competing platforms, how great will it be looking forward to be able to market them together at a slight discount if you buy them both, but that's part of our intent,” said Moonves, adding that the company had “exciting” plans for marketing the services through the CBS broadcast network.