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Why New ViacomCBS Streaming Service Could Be Pluto TV 2.0

Pluto TV recently began airing episodes of CBS All Access tent pole Picard. This would have been unthinkable when the service was essentially a curated group of YouTube feeds yet it happened just last week. What’s to say that CBS might not want to package up other properties, especially older ones that have not been used effectively over the past 20 years. why not a Brady Bunch channel? It can not be ignored that CNBC reported that Pluto TV CEO Tom Ryan is one of the executives who have spearheaded the effort to put together the service. – Ryan Downey, Streaming-TV » https://ift.tt/2S7yDX1

‘Star Trek: Picard’ breaks streaming records on CBS All Access

“Picard” was up by more than 115% in terms of total streams, when compared to CBS All Access’s first record, which was by its other “Star Trek” show, the less well-received “Star Trek: Discovery.” It was also up by 180+% over “Discovery’s” prior record for subscribers streaming a CBS All Access original. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://ift.tt/2Gro3n0

‘Silence Of The Lambs’ Sequel Series ‘Clarice’ Set At CBS From Alex Kurtzman & Jenny Lumet

Clarice is set in 1993, a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. The series is a deep dive into the untold personal story of Clarice Starling, as she returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RMvM6D

‘Star Trek: Picard’: Patrick Stewart on Why He Returned to the Final Frontier

The new show is different from its predecessor in nearly every respect — texture, tone, format, production value, even the likelihood of characters dropping an f-bomb. That’s all by design. Stewart’s design. “He is uninterested in repeating himself,” says Alex Kurtzman, the show’s creator and executive producer, and the mastermind behind CBS’ effort to not just revive “Star Trek” but also transform it into a vast narrative universe in the Marvel mold. – Daniel Holloway, Variety » https://ift.tt/2QAGRWX [photo: CBS]

Star Trek: Picard Brings Back a Much Different Hugh

Ahead of Picard‘s Jan. 23 debut on CBS All Access, TVLine has an exclusive first look at former Borg drone Hugh, played once again by Jonathan Del Arco. But now, instead of the customary android Borg look, Hugh looks almost human, with only a few remnants of his Borg past — some stray metallic bits attached to his face — still visible. – Dave Nemetz, TVLine » https://ift.tt/2MiGeyG [photo: CBS/TVLine]

CBS Joins OpenAP Advertising Consortium

Viacom, which last week closed its merger with CBS, had been a founding member of OpenAP, which also counts Fox, NBCUniversal and Univision as members. In October, OpenAP launched what it says is the only platform delivering cross-publisher, cross-platform campaigns for both linear TV and long-form digital video across the largest collection of premium U.S. ad inventory. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RKy5zY [photo: OpenAP]

Nickelodeon Content Coming to CBS All Access

The subscription video platform is adding children’s programming from Viacom-backed Nickelodeon in one of the first moves ahead of the media titans’ Dec. 4 merger. The news was announced Monday, the same day that kids programming from Boat Rocker Studios (Danger Mouse) and WildBrain (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) began streaming on CBS All Access. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/LFKyOt [photo: Nickelodeon]

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