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CBS All Access confirmed for Australia, to launch in 2018

CBS All Access has been confirmed for the Australian market by the US-based broadcaster.

CBS head Les Moonves made the confirmation over the weekend.

“We have had early success in Canada and we are now getting ready to expand into Australia,” Moonves said (via The Age) speaking of the streaming service’s success.

CBS acquired Australia’s Channel Ten last year.

At the moment, it’s unclear as to what this means for Australia. It’s not known if CBS All Access will replace or complement Channel Ten’s Tenplay service here in the country.

Additionally, a number of television shows that stream in the USA on CBS All Access are already with other broadcasters here in Australia — Netflix has local rights to Star Trek: Discovery, Stan has No Activity and SBS the rights to The Good Fight as examples.

CBS is also planning a number of new titles that may be exclusive to CBS All Access here in Australia upon release; as an example, a new Star Trek series starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard was announced over the weekend.

We’ll keep you informed as we learn more.

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