CBS All Access, the network’s subscription streaming service, has finally made good on its promise to launch in Canada.
All Access is now available across Canada for $5.99 CAD per month. It is available via cbsallaccess.ca on iOS and Android mobile devices, and on Apple TV and Chromecast. CBS All Access will be launching on other connected devices in Canada in the coming months.
“The launch of CBS All Access in Canada is a significant milestone for the service,” said Marc DeBevoise, president and chief operating officer at CBS Interactive, in a statement. “We’ve experienced incredible growth domestically and see a great opportunity to bring the service and CBS’ renowned programming directly to international audiences across a range of platforms and devices. We look forward to continuing to expand CBS All Access across additional platforms, with even more content, and bringing the service to other markets around the world.”
CBS announced back in August 2017 that it would be launching in Canada in the first half of 2018. The next international market for All Access will be Australia, where CBS recently acquired broadcaster Ten Network.
The global expansion strategy for All Access is part of CBS’ plan to have a combined 8 million subscribers for All Access and Showtime OTT by 2020. Earlier this year, CBS revealed that the combined subscriber total for those services has passed 5 million and that each service has about 2.5 million subscribers.
“They’re sort of neck and neck. It’s pretty 50-50 right now, which we’re really pleased about. They’ve gone their own ways and offer different things. The fact that they’re both doing exceptionally well is a big boon for us,” said CEO Les Moonves during an earnings call in January.