CBS announced its new CBS All Access streaming service, a subscription service that allows users to stream shows at the same time they air on broadcast TV. All Access probably should have been called something else, it turns out. Because it doesn’t include NFL Football games. It also won’t help subscribers with that annoying NFL byproduct: late shows. (You know, when you’re trying to watch The Good Wife and it’s 37 minutes late because the San Diego Chargers missed three field goals and the game went on and on?) That’ll happen on CBS All Access, too.
All Access won’t run any programs before they appear on television. So if you have to wait for your TV, you have to wait for your stream. In other words, you can’t see the football on CBS All Access, but the football can still get in your way. CBS All Access will cost $5.99 a month. CBS is the first broadcast network to offer its own streaming service. The CBS service will show ads, just like on TV.