CBS All Access on the Streaming Wars to Come: ‘We Don’t Fear These Changes’

  • Variety
CBS All Access is ramping up its offerings to at least 12 original series in 2020, said streaming service execs at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour Thursday, with additional plans to expand programming into sports, movies and nonfiction titles, and series acquisitions.

Part of that early selection includes World Series of Poker bracelet events, the pickup of All Access’ first Nintendo-versus-Sega feature documentary “Console Wars” and the acquisition of off-network streaming rights to “Nancy Drew,” which debuts on the CW in the fall. That acquisition comes amid the end of a multi-year output deal between the CW and Netflix.

“You can expect this to be just the beginning of more to come from us in terms of series acquisitions as we go forward, ” said President and COO Marc DeBevoise on stage to a roomful of reporters and TV critics.

But don’t expect all of CW’s future
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