CBS launches app for watching full episodes

March 14, 2013

CBS Corp. launched an app for iPhones and iPads that allows viewers to watch full episodes of prime-time TV shows like "NCIS," ''Survivor" and "The Good Wife" on the eighth day after their debut on air.

The app, released Thursday, allows users to catch up on their favorite shows in the hopes they'll return to TV when new episodes air. It also helps CBS earn advertising revenue, since mobile episodes will contain just as many commercials as regular TV.

The launch brings CBS more in line with other broadcasters that also stream recent shows on mobile devices for free. ABC and NBC offer apps that provide next-day viewing. A Fox app offers new episodes on the eighth day after airing on TV.

Explore further: Apple's 99-cent TV show idea is no game changer


Related Stories

Apple's 99-cent TV show idea is no game changer

August 26, 2010

(AP) -- Apple Inc.'s iTunes store may have revolutionized the music business, but its recent push to let people rent TV shows for 99 cents won't amount to a game changer for how people watch TV.

Broadcasters 'misunderstand' Google TV, exec says

November 2, 2010

Attempts by broadcasters to seek payment for allowing their online video to be viewed through Google Inc.'s new Web-connected TV platform represents a "misunderstanding" of what it is, a Google executive said Tuesday.

Fox joins broadcasters in blocking Google TV link

November 11, 2010

(AP) -- News Corp.'s Fox has joined broadcasters ABC, CBS and NBC in blocking access to full episodes of shows when searched from Google TV's Web browser, according to a person at Fox familiar with the matter.

Recommended for you

Toyota promises better mileage and ride with Prius hybrid

October 13, 2015

Toyota Motor Corp. released details for its fourth-generation Prius on Tuesday, promising that improvements in the battery, engine, wind resistance and weight mean better mileage for the world's top-selling hybrid car.


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.