CBS Launches Digital Subscription Service

For $5.99 a month, the company is offering a subscriber video-on-demand and live streaming service, aptly titled CBS All Access. In addition to serving up current-season episodes the day after they air, it will offer previous seasons of several CBS-owned shows as well as a vast library of classic CBS series and the ability to stream local CBS television stations live in 14 of the largest U.S. markets. The service will be offered through all major digital platforms, including an app and website, with plans to add to connected TVs at a later date.

All Access marks a considerable move for a network that has long been selective with regard to its digital dealings, famously staying out of the Hulu pact its broadcast rivals made many years earlier. By remaining largely untethered in that way, CBS is able to introduce its new paid service, which is designed to target those being dubbed “CBS superfans,” who are seeking greater access to past and present CBS shows. Or, as CBS CEO Leslie Moonves noted: “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.”

Sam Smith Announces In The Lonely Hour Tour

In the Lonely Hour Tour

British singer Sam Smith has announced a second leg for his In the Lonely Hour North American tour. Tickets go on sale starting October 24.

In the Lonely Hour Tour Dates

Jan. 9 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
Jan. 10 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House
Jan. 12 – Washington, D.C. – Patriot Center
Jan. 13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Liacouras Center
Jan. 15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Jan. 17 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
Jan. 19 – Montreal, Canada – Bell Centre
Jan. 20 – Toronto, Canada – Air Canada Centre
Jan. 22 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple
Jan. 23 – Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
Jan. 24 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Jan. 26 – Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center
Jan. 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Jan. 31 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Feb. 2 – Seattle, WA – KeyArena
Feb. 4 – Vancouver, Canada – Rogers Arena

The Game (@thegame) Feat Problem (@ItsaPROBLEM) & Bad Lucc (@Badlucc354) – THOT

The Game finally gives the green light and debut his new video for THOT featuring Problem & Bad Lucc produced by League Of Starz.

Chris Webber is trying to buy the Atlanta Hawks

Webber leads the Webber Group, which has informed the league of its desire to purchase majority interest in the Atlanta Hawks. The franchise is for sale in the wake of a controversy involving racially charged comments made by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry according to ESPN.

The Hawks have been under fire since it was revealed Levenson sent an email two years ago theorizing that many suburban white fans would not attend NBA games because of the team’s African-American fan base. He agreed to sell his share of the team, but it also emerged that Ferry had disparaged then-free agent Luol Deng on a conference call with team owners this past summer, saying Deng “has a little African in him.” Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence in mid-September.

In September, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said he had talked with six potential buyers and that he wanted former Hawks great Dominique Wilkins to be involved in some way so that the issues with the team could be solved “the Atlanta way.”

Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) Rank 40 on NBA Player Rankings


First Take’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless give their reaction to ranking Kobe Bryant No. 40 in the 2014 NBA Player Rankings.


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