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CBS TV Stations to Launch Time Capsule Project Featuring ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Happy Days’

21 October 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Feeling nostalgic? The CBS Television Stations Group certainly hopes so. The group is teaming with Weigel Broadcasting for the project “Decades,” which is billed as “the ultimate TV time capsule.” Also read: CBS's Streaming Service Not Likely to Equal ‘Real Business,’ Expert Says The nationally distributed program, which will air on local stations’ digital subchannels and numerous local cable systems, will draw from more than 100 classic TV shows from the CBS library, including “I Love Lucy,” “Star Trek,” “Happy Days” and “Cheers,” along with theatrical and made-for-tv movies, and archival footage from CBS News and “Entertainment Tonight.” Original programming for the service. »

- Tim Kenneally

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CBS launching streaming service too: Will you pay to watch ads?

16 October 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Will you pay to watch broadcast TV shows—with ads? CBS bets you will. The network just announced a stand-alone online streaming service called CBS All Access. The service will charge $5.99 a month for full seasons of the network's current daytime and primetime shows, as well as thousands of episodes from CBS' library. The announcement comes the day after HBO surprised the industry by finally announcing a stand-alone streaming service that will debut next year. CBS is betting viewers will pony up for the convenience of streaming its shows anytime, anywhere, as well as access to a vast library of content. »

- James Hibberd

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A la carte racing: CBS offers CBS All Access subscription service

16 October 2014 6:59 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday, HBO said our a la carte TV future was coming. Today, CBS said that it's already here. A day after HBO announced the vaguest of plans for a standalone streaming service, CBS not only announced specific plans for its own, but launched the thing. You can already sign up for CBS All Access, a subscription service that, for $5.99 a month, will offer the following: * Full seasons of 15 current CBS shows, with new episodes available the day after they air. * The ability to live stream local CBS stations in 14 participating markets — including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore, "with more to be added" — with more affiliates allegedly to follow. * Full past seasons of 8 current shows, including "The Good Wife," "Blue Bloods" and "Survivor." * More than 5,000 episodes of classic series from the CBS library, including every episode of "Cheers, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Twin Peaks Blu-ray Box Set Announced

16 May 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Like its main character, Special Agent Dale Cooper, fans of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s early 1990′s TV series Twin Peaks know the show’s small town setting has a lot of strange secrets slithering just beneath its charming surface. Those same fans will now have the chance to dive deeper into the secrets of the town of Twin Peaks than ever before, as a ten-disc Blu-ray box set coined Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery was recently announced.

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery will be released this July 29th from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. This box set includes the complete two season run of Twin Peaks, the show’s prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, never before seen deleted scenes, and a ton of special features that will make long-time fans and newcomers alike feel right at home in Twin Peaks »

- Derek Anderson

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CBS and Hulu Strike Licensing Deal for ‘Ghost Whisperer,’ ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Others

10 February 2014 9:29 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS Corporation and Hulu have reached an agreement to expand their partnership with a deal that will give Hulu Plus subscribers access to “Ghost Whisperer,” “United States of Tara” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” The expansion of the companies’ multi-year, non-exclusive deal will also bring “Undercover Boss,” “Taxi,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Melrose Place” and “7th Heaven” to Hulu Plus subscribers. Also read: Hulu Unveils 2014 Slate: Ghost Comedy, ‘Real Housewives’ Parody, More ‘Awesomes’ In all, Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to more than 5,300 episodes from the CBS library. Hulu Plus and CBS’ previous licensing deal had already included »

- Tim Kenneally

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