CBS Says Broadcast Offers TV Creators a Lot That Streaming Services Can’t

For starters, ‘we get the biggest audiences’

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As streaming services continue to lure TV creators away from broadcast and cable networks with nine-figure deals, many others continue to be drawn to the continued power of linear TV.

CBS execs touted the advantages of broadcast TV over streaming today at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Los Angeles.

The network has made a deal with David E. Kelley to write The Lincoln Lawyer, a series based on the Michael Connelly novel. It’s Kelley’s first broadcast show after several years of making cable and streaming series like Big Little Lies and Goliath.

“We love broadcast television,” said Kahl, adding that CBS reached around 240 million viewers last year.



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