survivor-29Yesterday it was HBO announcing that they were going to be providing a direct to consumer SVOD service without the need for a cable bundle and today it is CBS – who also own Showtime.

“Thousands of episodes from the current season, previous seasons and classic shows” will be made available via CBS All Access, a $5.99 per month service that will compete against the likes of Hulu.

The service begins offering full seasons of 15 primetime shows the day after they air; past seasons of eight series including The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, and Survivor; ad-free access to 5,000+ episodes of “classics” including Star Trek, Cheers, MacGyver, Twin Peaks, and CSI: Miami; added content for specials including The Grammy Awards, The Academy Of Country Music Awards, and The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show; and live feeds of Big Brother when it returns next summer.

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Someone found a tape from September 7, 1990 featuring various shows including The Price is Right, The Noozles, Think Fast, and Double Dare.  Better (or worse…) the commercials.  Full 4 hours, it is a great way to see how far we’ve come with our tastes and expectations in some ways, and how we have hardly progressed in others.  If you haven’t got time now, bookmark this page.

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