CBS All Access to become Paramount+ in 2021

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  1. James Long

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    Paramount+ Help Center

    Commercial Free plan
    Stream all the same amazing programming that comes with the Limited Commercials plan–commercial free*! Plus, download shows and movies to watch offline.

    $9.99/month with a 1 week free trial
    $99.99/year with a 1 week free trial (save over 15% off the monthly price!)

    *Except live TV and few shows
     
  2. inkahauts

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    I think paramount is very serious about being on its own. When you look at something like Disney, there is a reason that Disney plus and FX are totally separate. Disney doesn’t want kids stuff and adult only stuff folded together. So they Sell it separate. Paramount is doing the same thing. The outlier is BET but then I could make the argument it’s demographics are different enough it to should be separated out as well. It won’t surprise me if at some point down the road they have Hulu esque package that allows people to purchase bet, nick, and paramount all in one package.

    It’s also possible they don’t have all the streaming rights for enough of the programs on bet bd nick to fold them into paramount at the moment. Someone should have to really look into that to find out.

    I can see paramount looking to buy additional programing and even a small studio To add to their portfolio, not sell themselves off to someone else.
     
  3. makaiguy

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    Problem at Viacom. Complaints all over on Roku support snd elsewhere.
     
  4. dod1450

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    I just cancel Paramount. Here is what I was paying.
    "Paramount+ (Commercial Free) $9.99/month" Which I was not getting "commercial-free."
     
  5. dod1450

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    This is from Paramount website. I think this is a joke. "Why am I seeing commercials with Commercial Free?
    While you can stream the majority of Paramount+ shows ad-free, select shows do have promotional interruptions (a brief break in programming to let you know about other Paramount+ shows), and live TV will include commercials."

    So I have now unsubscribed from Paramount.
     
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  6. B. Shoe

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    How often are you seeing the "promotional interruptions" during a 30-minute or 60-minute program? And how long are those breaks lasting?
     
  7. dod1450

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    At the beginning from 5 minutes to about 6o seconds then 8 minutes later you will see a 120 seconds promotion.
     
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  8. NashGuy

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    Even after CBS and Viacom (Paramount) re-merged a year or so ago, they're still pretty small ($25 B market cap) compared to media titans like Disney ($330 B), AT&T/WarnerMedia ($213 B), Comcast/NBCUniversal ($247 B), and Netflix ($243 B). I'm not alone in thinking that ViacomCBS will end up in one or more mergers or acquisitions in the next few years in order to scale up. One analyst I read recently suggested that they may be separately structuring their services (Paramount+, Showtime, BET+) to make it easier for a future sale and break-up. Who knows.

    Shortly before CBS got into heavy merger talks with Viacom, they made an unsolicited bid to buy Starz from Lionsgate but the offer was rejected and things apparently went no further on that front.

    There are only so many small-to-mid-sized chess pieces left on the media board aside from ViacomCBS: Sony Pictures and TV, Fox (which is now just the Fox broadcast networks plus their sports and news cable channels), Discovery, Lionsgate (studio + Starz), MGM (studio + Epix), AMC, and the privately-held Crown Media (Hallmark cable networks and streaming).

    Here’s who owns everything in the media today

    I keep saying that it would make sense for ViacomCBS to acquire Lionsgate and MGM. They could consolidate their film and TV studios and their content libraries while folding Starz and Epix into Showtime to make it bigger and more compelling. It would be the last remaining pure "premium" service, always ad-free, with content focused on more sophisticated adult tastes. Meanwhile, Paramount+ would continue to serve as their more mainstream, something-for-everyone (including kids) streaming service -- effectively the streaming era successor to broadcast and basic cable.
     
  9. billsharpe

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    I have been watching CBS Sunday Morning, CBS Evening News, All Rise, and B Positive without any commercials on Paramount+. The Sunday show runs about 62 minutes instead of 90 and I watched it two days ago. I signed up for the discount price of $50 for 12 months early in March. I consider it a real bargain.
     
  10. b4pjoe

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    I've watched FBI, FBI Most Wanted, Bull, Blue Bloods, Seal Team, SWAT, Magnum PI, Mom, Young Sheldon, B Positive, The United States of Al, The Neighborhood, The Unicorn, and Bob and Abishola recently with no commercials.
     
  11. phrelin

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    I was beginning to think I was crazy until the last two posts. We watch 9 Paramount+ shows a week and are not seeing any commercials, because we pay for no commercials. I do use Apple and Amazon boxes. I suppose that could be why.
     
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    I've noticed this weeks Tuesday episodes of FBI and FBI Most Wanted are not on Paramount+ yet. The Monday and Thursday comedies are all on there as is SWAT and Seal Team from Wednesday. Anyone know why those latest episodes of FBI and FBI Most Wanted are not on there? I wonder if they are going to do those the way Peacock does with The Blacklist and wait a week before putting the new episodes up? If so that is an excellent way of losing subscribers.
     
  13. lparsons21

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    I think they were reruns.
     
  14. b4pjoe

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    To answer my own question....the guide showed them both as new a new episodes for the date of 4/27/21 which is next Tuesday and the DVR recorded them. What recorded was a re-run of FBI and the FBI Most Wanted was a CBS special about the Chauvin trial in Minnesota.
     
  15. b4pjoe

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    Yeah one was and the other was something different as I posted above at the same time you were posting.
     
  16. Andrew Sullivan

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    NCIS last week was a repeat on Paramount but on Cyberflix it was new. As of this moment it still shows the last episode available on Paaramount as on 4-6, episode 11, Gut Punch. We already watched episode12, Sangre, on 4-20.
     
  17. James Long

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    NCIS was a repeat on my local CBS ... despite the EPG information. The local CBS aired episode 8 (Jack Slone's last episode).
     
  18. MysteryMan

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    Same here.
     
  19. SamC

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    It wasn't a local station thing. CBS aired a rerun because it did not want to get pre-empted in one time zone and maybe not another in case the Minnesota deal went south. NCIS ratings are very important to CBS.

    The episode scheduled for last week "Sangre" will be shown this week, and everything is just pushed back a week for the rest of the year.
     
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    Andrew Sullivan

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    This networks information page is just so uninformative. I g to the Drama section and it shows Blue Bloods, NCIS, Bull, SealmTeam. That's all fine. But it also does not show Clarice, The Equalizer, MacGyver, Magnum PI, NCIS LA, NCIS NO. All high ranking dramas on CBS right now, but they do list the following shows no only no longer on some some have been off the air for over 20 years. , The Goodwife, The Guardian, Criminal Minds, CSI Miami, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Enterprise. All good shows but that kind of list is meaningless when your checking to see if any current episodes of 2021 shows have aired.
     

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