"Foolish Hulu Fanboy" wrote:
At present, every location where you can get the live stream you can also get the channel for free OTA with an antenna. If you are somewhere rural where you can't pick up the signal then you are also in a location where the live stream isn't available yet."stutch13" wrote:
Also with CBS all access being the first OTA network channel to launch this service are they trying to get their niche now??
They were not the first, they were the last. NBC, ABC, and FOX were among the first. They founded and own Hulu. Hulu is their version of this service. PBS has also been making its stuff available online for years. Even the CW, which is half owned by CBS, started putting their shows on Hulu three or four years ago. CBS has a phobia towards streaming, and their late entry into the game is part of the reason their service is not all it could be. Cable subscriptions started declining in 2013 while cord cutting has continued to grow, and so all the TV executives are now realizing they need to get in on this streaming business or their company will not have a future.
Something else I wanted to add is that it bases your Live channel option on your location, so if you are traveling and use the app, if you are in an area that has the CBS Live affiliate network you can view it through the app. My big question though is how many streams are allowed at one time. I've found no info on this, would appreciate knowing if someone finds out.