HBO & CBS To Both To Offer Standalone Streaming Subscriptions

The Internet age is among us, and its heavy presence in the consumer market is rapidly changing how we consume our various forms of media. More people are starting to stream their video content via their smartphones, tablets, computers, or specialized streaming devices instead of relying on a traditional cable subscription.

Due to this high demand, several cable networks are coming out of the woodwork with their own specialized streaming subscriptions. This effort is to cater to growing amount of consumers who are ditching their cable subscription for the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

Just a few days ago, HBO made an announcement concerning the launch of their standalone streaming service during the 2015 calendar year. This option will allow traditional HBO subscribers the ability to ditch their cable package and still have access to all their favorite shows. They have yet to announce any further details such as pricing or an exact launch date, but I'd expect them to elaborate further within the coming weeks.

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Less than 24 hours after HBO's announcement, CBS came forward with their streaming option dubbed ‘CBS All Access'. Priced at $6 per month, the network is allowing subscribers the chance to stream new episodes of their favorite CBS shows and sitcoms the day after they broadcast. This functionality is being offered for 15 of their prime-time shows including hits like The Big Bang Theory and Criminal Minds. In addition to the current shows that are in season, subscribers also can stream from a library of 6,500 episodes from classic CBS TV as well as live stream select CBS channels if your local area supports it.

CBS is currently offering a free trial of the service for seven days so any prospective subscribers can head over to the CBS All Access website to give it a test drive.

Source: Time Warner, CBS