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The CW Network is Looking to Become More Cord Cutter Friendly

If you love CW and do not receive it over-the-air for free you may soon be in luck. CBS and Time Warner are rumored to be considering a CBS All Access-type service for their CW Network.

Currently CW Network shows are spread across several different services, like Netflix and Hulu, making it sometimes difficult to find the show you want. Now CBS wants to give CW fans a CBS All Access-like service for CW. This new service will allow people to subscribe to the CW network and have both live and on-demand access to their shows. Although the live coverage may be limited to select markets at launch, on demand is expected nationwide.

This move to online streaming for the CW Network could be in response to a 13 percent decline in primetime viewership. With the CW Network being aimed at a younger audience, CBS and Time Warner are hoping an online streaming option will bring in more viewers.

CBS All Access is CBS’s online subscription streaming service to air CBS shows. Select markets can watch live feeds of their local CBS channel but more Americans get on-demand episodes in a Netflix-style streaming service. Although nothing is confirmed, most suspect this new CW Network service will be similar to the CBS All Access service.

Source: Bloomberg

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16 Responses to The CW Network is Looking to Become More Cord Cutter Friendly

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    Joe Siegler January 13, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

    Uh, doesn’t that already exist with the CW apps for Xbox One and 360? You can view whatever you want there without any cable authentication.

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      Admin January 14, 2016 at 10:27 am #

      I think you are talking about the CW SEED app that is free but dose not show current CW shows.

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        Joe Siegler January 14, 2016 at 12:17 pm #

        No I’m not. The CW app shows current shows for sure. I’m *NOT* talking about CW Seed, that’s something completely different. I’m talking about the CW app on Xbox.

        http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/cw-network-apps

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          Admin January 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

          I just looked it up and yup its free. I bet it’s a stealth research to see usage. Roku Fire TV etc do not have that app.

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            Joe Siegler January 14, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

            It’s not new. There’s been a CW app like that on the Xbox for some time now.

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            Admin January 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

            Still likely to be research. Sling TV was in the works for 3 years before it was even announced.

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            Joe Siegler January 15, 2016 at 1:23 am #

            The app has been out for almost three years now. I’d be surprised if it’s nothing more than a test, since it’s on more than one platform, too. Xbox 360 has had it since the story below, and Xbox One more recently, but that’s a newer platform.

            http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/24/the-cw-xbox-360-app/

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    AJ75 October 22, 2016 at 6:45 am #

    They should’ve stayed on Hulu. No one wants their crappy app.