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CBS names an exec to develop shows for its streaming service

Engadget Engadget 21/06/2016 Richard Lawler
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Like it or not, CBS will be creating more series for its year-old streaming service. CEO Les Moonves promised the addition of "three to four original series per year," starting with a new Star Trek show and a spinoff of The Good Wife. To keep things running smoothly, CBS has moved Julie McNamara from drama development at CBS Television -- where she was already overseeing the two original All Access series -- to a newly created position: Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access.

CBS won't catch up to Netflix's pace at this rate, but it does have a deep library of content that it owns to back the $6 per month service, plus live TV (in some areas). Adding a few originals could make it a very interesting competitor to the other streaming services -- especially if back episodes of older series become harder to find elsewhere.


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