CBS recently licensed the Star Trek TV series to Netflix to stream outside the US and Canada, the company today announced that CBS All Access and the Showtime have surpassed two million subscribers combined. The numbers show that both have equal subscribers in quantity.
$CBS Moonves: “CBS All Access and Showtime OTT streaming services have surpassed two million subscribers”
— CBS IR (@CBSInvestors) July 28, 2016
It’s a good start for the company and its response to the upcoming All Access exclusive Star Trek TV series. The company has said that its service is for customers who watch TV only over the internet. The demographic is apparently “younger, skews slightly female…and consumes double the amount of content” as traditional viewers. The CBS digital news channel wasn’t included in those numbers, but still had “record” views in June. CEO Les Moonves claimed Star Trek: Discovery will be profitable “even before it launches,” which makes it less likely we’ll see any changes made to the current strategy.