The Internet video streaming business suddenly is a lot more crowded — and messy.
CBS became the latest programming giant to launch a subscription service that, for $5.99 a month, will enable viewers to stream live television and access on-demand shows like “NCIS” and “The Good Wife.” It follows HBO’s groundbreaking announcement that it will offer a stand-alone streaming service next year.
This is a win for consumers who are tired of paying hefty cable bills for hundreds of channels, some that they barely watch. The moves by HBO and CBS demonstrate how Hollywood’s programming lions are determined to continue their dominance into the digital era rather than retreat to the sidelines.
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