Report: ViacomCBS Plans to Launch New Streaming Service with CBS All Access, Paramount, & Viacom Channels
According to a report by CNBC, now that CBS and Viacom have officially merged, the company is working on creating a combined product for their streaming products. While it does not appear any decision has been made official, the new streaming service could see combining CBS All Access with content from Paramount Pictures, as well as Viacom owned networks (Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, BET), and streaming service Pluto TV.
As the parent of Showtime, the report suggests that the streaming service could bundle Showtime for a premium. While it appears that details are still being sorted, it is expected to be less than $10 for the base product, with higher tiers ad-free and with Showtime bundled.
Just last week, CBS All Access announced that their latest original Star Trek: Picard help set sign-up records for the streaming service. Prior to that, ViacomCBS Chief Digital Officer-CBS Interactive CEO Marc DeBevoise announced that CBS All Access and Showtime reached a collective 10 million subscribers. He believe the streamers will hit 25 million by 2022, given the 60 percent annual subscriber growth rate.