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CBS All Access to debut digital edition of “Big Brother”

CBS Interactive will launch a digital version of the long-running reality franchise on its SVOD and live streaming service this fall.
August 4, 2016

CBS Interactive will launch a digital version of Big Brother on SVOD and live streaming service CBS All Access.

The extension of the reality series – a summer TV staple in the U.S. – will premiere this fall after season 18 of the linear TV version wraps on September 21.

The format is being developed for digital audiences, with Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan of Fly on the Wall Entertainment producing in association with Endemol Shine North America. Big Brother host Julie Chen will also be part of the production.

Big Brother is an incredible success on the CBS Television Network and has always been ahead of its time when it comes to fan engagement,” said CBS Interactive president and COO Marc DeBevoise, in a statement.

“Already, the Big Brother live feeds are some of the most popular content on CBS All Access, and with this new digital edition we will explore ways to re-imagine this format for multi-platform audiences.”

The digital edition of Big Brother is the third original series announced for CBS All Access after Star Trek: Discovery and The Good Wife.

Season 18 of Big Brother will continue to stream on Wednesdays, Sundays and Thursdays on CBS and CBS All Access.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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