CBS has announced today the launch of a subscription service which allows streaming of local CBS stations as well as full seasons of current Prime-time shows and access to thousands of episodes from CBS’s library of classics, such as “MacGyver”, “Star Trek” and “Cheers” all for just $5.99 per month.
CBS All Access is available beginning today at CBS.com and on mobile devices through the CBS App for iOS and Android. The service allows fans to watch more CBS programming online and on mobile devices, while introducing yet another monetization window for the Company’s industry-leading content.
“CBS All Access is another key step in the Company’s long-standing strategy of monetizing our local and national content in the ways that viewers want it,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation in todays press release. “This new subscription service will deliver the most of CBS to our biggest fans while being additive to the overall ecosystem. Across the board, we continue to capitalize on technological advances that help consumers engage with our world-class programming, and we look forward to serving our viewers in this new and exciting way.”
Today’s announcement will explain the disappearance of MacGyver from online sources such as the CBS YouTube channel and Amazon Prime which was noted by fans amongst speculation of something new being in the works.
CBS have teamed up with MacGyver creator, Lee Zlotoff to represent the merchandising rights for the iconic TV series.
There has been no explanation of exactly what the terms of the agreement are or what exactly it means for either party, but executive vice president and general manager of CBS Consumer Products, Liz Kalodner said in her statement that they will look to work with licensees who have the same sort of creativeness as the MacGyver character.
CBS is the licensed owner of the MacGyver TV series having acquired the show as part of it’s incorporation with Paramount Television. We’ll have to wait to see if this agreement has any reciprocal benefits for Zlotoff’s new MacGyver projects.
Legends Canada is delighted to announce that Richard Dean Anderson’s overseas adventures will have one more stop this year. In news that will certainly thrill MacGyver and Stargate fans in that country, Richard is coming to New Zealand! This is a country that he has never visited before and he is delighted to now have that opportunity. In his own words he says:
“Never been to New Zealand! Looking forward to rectifying that situation in October as I make my way westward…..WAY westward in continuing my life-long search for Old Zealand. So if you see me on the side of the road, don’t follow me because I’ll be lost!”
Richard will be the star guest at the Armageddon Expo in Auckland from October 24th to 27th of this year.
From its inception in 1995, the Armageddon Expo has grown to become the largest fantasy event in Australasia. With shows in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Melbourne and Hamilton, the Armageddon Expo embodies the ever-growing pulp culture phenomenon.
Mobile game publisher, Fairplay Media, has announced that the new MacGyver game titled MacGyver: Deadly Descent, is due to be released on May 21st 2014. Developed with input from the creator of MacGyver, Lee David Zlotoff, Deadly Descent sees Mac return to his roots as a young problem solver tapped as the last hope when a computer virus rips through the top secret D.A.W.N Laboratories, trapping its scientists underground. Arriving on the scene, Mac realizes it’s a race against time before the laboratory runs out of air and so must make a potentially deadly descent into the complex. Mac works his way through the labyrinth of complex puzzles but, little does he know, that an even deadlier enemy awaits him in the darkness. Fairplay Media Production Director, Mark Mainey, enthuses “It’s exciting working with Lee [Zlotoff] and such a well known character in MacGyver. The possibilities are endless! Deadly Descent really sets the scene with Mac being called in by Jack as the last hope in a crisis and putting the player in a position to save the day.” “We wanted to create something that acknowledges the past and ‘stirs’ those memories and at the same time bring Mac and the experience into the present.” MacGyver: Deadly Descent will be released on all iOS and Android formats (including Amazon Kindle) around the globe on 21st of May as a premium title with a portion of proceeds going to support The MacGyver Foundation.