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CBS All Access is now available on Amazon Channels, offering subscribers a reduced-ad version of its direct-to-consumer streaming service.    

CBS All Access, which Amazon Prime members can add for $9.99 per month, is the first of Amazon Channels’ offerings with a live linear feed. Subscribers watching their local station’s live feed will still see the same commercials as the over-the-air broadcast. The service’s more than 10,000 on-demand episodes, however, will be ad-free, except for select promotional interruptions, the companies said.

"CBS All Access on Amazon Channels offers a seamless way for Amazon Prime members to get all the benefits of CBS All Access, including their favorite CBS shows plus premium original series,” Rob Gelick, SVP and general manager of digital platforms at CBS Interactive Entertainment, said in a statement. “As the first Amazon Channels partner to offer a linear feed of a subscriber's local broadcast station in addition to video on demand, we're thrilled to bring live programming to Prime members."

Amazon Channels may help push the needle for CBS All Access subscriber numbers, which are already growing solidly. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said last year that the company was already more than halfway to its goal of amassing 8 million total OTT subscribers for its CBS All Access and standalone Showtime service by 2020. As pointed out by Deadline, one example is the Starz app, which acquired more new subscribers through Amazon than on any other platform.

"CBS has produced some of the most popular shows in television history – they have a fantastic selection of hit series," Greg Hart, VP of Amazon Video, said. "Amazon Prime members can now add CBS All Access to their Prime membership and watch the latest episodes of critically-acclaimed series, sports programming and award shows. We're thrilled to work with CBS to bring their cutting-edge content to Amazon Prime members with Amazon Channels."

The basic ad-supported version of CBS All Access, available for $5.99 per month, will be added to Amazon in the coming months, the company said.

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