CBS Offering Star Trek On Demand

Feb 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Streaming Video

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CBS Interactive has announced that it will begin offering classic shows from its archive as on-demand Internet television.

The initial lineup includes full-length episodes of Star Trek, The Twighlight Zone, MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0 and Melrose Place. All content is ad-supported, free to the consumer, and available immediately.

While we can’t say that CBS is boldly going where no network has gone before, at least they are getting this content online and available in a lot of ways.

The more than 300 Web sites currently partner with CBS to deliver this content, including AOL, Microsoft, CNET Networks, Comcast, Joost, Bebo, Netvibes, Sling Media and Veoh and social application partners including Automattic, Brightcove, Clearspring, DAVE Networks, Goowy Media, meebo, MeeVee, Musestorm, Ning, RockYou!, Slide, VideoEgg, Voxant and vSocial as well as Web sites from CBS’s owned television, radio, and affiliated stations.
The initial programming lineup includes full episodes the following:

  • STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES – Seasons 1, 2 and 3
  • THE TWILIGHT ZONE – Seasons 1 and 2
  • MACGYVER – Season 1
  • HAWAII FIVE-O – Season 1
  • MELROSE PLACE – Season 1

“This is about solving for what the user wants and staying focused around CBS content,” said Quincy Smith, President, CBS Interactive. “Meshing this content with the interactivity of the Web allows for more comprehensive experiences around each show – not simply a broadcast model.”

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7 Responses to “CBS Offering Star Trek On Demand”

  1. Final Taxi says:

    This is cool– so now I can ‘boldly go where no man has gone before’ anytime I feel like it…

  2. Georg says:

    You wish….

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