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CBS All Access Unveils ‘Commercial-Free’ Option – That Will Still Sometimes Have Ads

On-demand content can be streamed without commercials for $9.99 per month — most of the time

CBS All Access is rolling out a “commercial-free” option, the streaming provider announced Wednesday.

In addition to the existing subscription model of $5.99 a month, subscribers will also have the option to watch CBS All Access’s on-demand content commercial-free for $9.99 per month.

Despite the “commercial-free” label, the service cautions that live-streams of CBS programs will still carry the same commercials from the regular TV channel.

Certain on-demand programs will also still feature “promotional interruptions,” which will be limited to 15 seconds each and will total no more than 30 seconds per half-hour of programming. The promotional interruptions are intended to affect less than 10 percent of all episodes on the service, and less than 20 percent of shows.

“The foundation of CBS All Access is not only about giving CBS fans access to more of the content they want, but also giving them more choice in how they watch their favorite CBS programming,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and Chief Operating Officer of CBS Interactive, in a statement.

“The addition of a commercial-free plan gives our subscribers even more ways to customize their CBS viewing experience – from which devices to whether they watch in or out of the home, and now with commercials or without.”

The streaming service provides access to all episodes of all CBS shows, as well as upcoming original series including “Star Trek: Discovery,” a spinoff of “The Good Wife” and a digital “Big Brother” series.