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DirecTV NOW gets 25 local CBS channels, Showtime, The CW and more

DirecTV NOW gets 25 local CBS channels, Showtime, The CW and more

DirecTV NOW just announced a major expansion involving CBS Networks. Among other things, DirecTV is rolling out 25 local CBS stations to its NOW subscribers, enabling those users to watch their local CBS affiliate station over the Internet. In addition to the local stations, this new expansion will bring SHOWTIME, The CW, CBS Sports, and more. The nation's biggest cities will most benefit from this particular expansion.

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Star Trek Axanar fan film finally settles lawsuit with Paramount, CBS

Star Trek Axanar fan film finally settles lawsuit with Paramount, CBS

The last few years have been difficult for the production team behind the Star Trek fan film Axanar, with their ambitious project getting them sued by CBS and Paramount, owners of the franchise, followed by news that the copyright lawsuit was being dropped, only for it to proceed anyway. But it appears the bumpy road has finally come to an end, as Axanar Productions has revealed it's finally reached a settlement with the film and TV studios, preventing the need for a jury trial.

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NFL streaming: how to watch football without CBS All Access

NFL streaming: how to watch football without CBS All Access

CBS has announced that its users will be able to stream some NFL games starting this upcoming Sunday. CBS says this is a multi-year deal between it and the NFL; once it kicks off, CBS All Access will offer all the NFL on CBS games, including halftime coverage, Thursday Night Football, and more. If you're not a CBS All Access customer, though, or if you prefer greater access to NFL content, you've got a few other streaming options.

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CBS signs deal with Google for YouTube’s streaming TV service

CBS signs deal with Google for YouTube’s streaming TV service

YouTube Unplugged, Google's subscription-based live television service, has been rumored for several months now, but it appears to have signed its first major content partner in a new deal with the CBS network. The YouTube-branded streaming video service is expected to launch in early 2017, offering users access to several TV channels for a set price between $25 and $40 per month.

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CBS All Access for PlayStation 4 now available

CBS All Access for PlayStation 4 now available

Not too long after launching an ad-free option, CBS All Access is now available for the PlayStation 4. The subscription service provides access to a slew of CBS content, including more than 8,500 on-demand episodes from a bunch of shows. Some users located in various U.S. cities are also given the option to stream their local CBS affiliate station live — according to CBS, this is available in places like Philadelphia, San Francisco, LA, NYC, and Chicago.

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CBS All Access launches an advertisement-free option

CBS All Access launches an advertisement-free option

CBS is launching a new advertisement-free version of All Access, its subscription service. Ad-free premium subscriptions are becoming more common amongst video services like this, catching up with the ad-free versions many music services have been offering for a while. As with any ad-free version, it comes with a higher price tag — in this case, subscribers will be paying $4 more for a total monthly price of $9.99.

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Apple signs ‘Carpool Karaoke’ as Apple Music exclusive

Apple signs ‘Carpool Karaoke’ as Apple Music exclusive

Unless you've been living under a rock recently, you've likely seen what a hit "Carpool Karaoke," the segment from CBS's Late Late Show where host James Corden drives around with a celebrity or musician singing hit songs, has become, especially on YouTube. It's become so popular that even Apple has come knocking, as the Cupertino giant has signed a deal for the rights to turn Carpool Karaoke into an exclusive TV show for Apple Music.

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CBS News app arrives on Apple TV with live streaming, Siri search

CBS News app arrives on Apple TV with live streaming, Siri search

While most TV networks have yet to launch an Apple TV app offering full access to live content without an additional cable subscription, CBS is at least making its news freely available. The network has just rolled out a new CBS News app for the latest Apple TV model, available now on the App Store. With the app, users can live stream news content from the network, as well as watch playlists on specific topics and on-demand video.

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Paramount drops copyright lawsuit against Star Trek fan film creators

Paramount drops copyright lawsuit against Star Trek fan film creators

Star Trek fans have a reason to celebrate today; not only has a new trailer for Star Trek: Beyond been released, but franchise owners Paramount Pictures and CBS have revealed they're dropping a controversial copyright lawsuit against the makers of the ambitious fan film, Star Trek: Axanar. The news was announced by none other than JJ Abrams at a fan event held on Beyond's movie lot.

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NCAA Final Four to stream in 180-degree VR

NCAA Final Four to stream in 180-degree VR

The NCAA Final Four games will be streamed in VR, it has been announced. The video feeds will be available in the Oculus Store via the NCAA March Madness Live app, and marks the first time these games will be available in virtual reality. These streams will be presented in 180-degrees rather than more typical (but less practical) 360-degrees, and are being presented in partnership with CBS.

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Apple’s Streaming TV talks with CBS have ceased, so says Les Moonves

Apple’s Streaming TV talks with CBS have ceased, so says Les Moonves

CBS CEO Les Moonves has changed a tune when it comes to Apple chats on streaming services. While last year the CBS head made clear the company was certainly in conversations regarding Apple's future smart TV releases, talks appear to have ended - for the time behind, anyway. Meanwhile CBS is certainly feeling the impact of streaming services and internet-based on-demand services of all sorts, suggesting that "something like 40% of the revenue CBS is getting didn't exist five years ago."

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Star Trek fan film creators sued by CBS, Paramount for copyright infringement

Star Trek fan film creators sued by CBS, Paramount for copyright infringement

With the news that a new Star Trek movie is on the way next year, longtime fans are excited about a return to their beloved fictional universe. However, CBS and Paramount Pictures, the rights owners for the series, may be looking to stamp out any competition that might draw attention away from the debut of Star Trek: Beyond. The TV and movie studios have filed a copyright lawsuit against the creators of an ambition fan-made movie.

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