Ten Streaming Service Inches Closer

**FILE*** A Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 file photo the Sydney Head Office of Network Ten in Pyrmont, Sydney. Network Ten's Wake Up program and its early, morning and late news will be axed from Friday. (AAP Image/Lee Besford) NO ARCHIVING

Ten chief content officer Beverley McGarvey has confirmed the network’s plans to begin offering a paid streaming service under the Ten umbrella by December.

Speaking to The Australian, McGarvey said of the launch, “It will most likely be December, possibly the last week of ­November, but unlikely.

Adding: “It will be very late this year.”

The service will be an Australian homegrown answer to the likes of Netflix and Amazon, and will likely position itself in direct competition to Nine’s Stan service.

CBS first announced Ten’s plans for a streaming service in May.

Tacked onto CBS’ first-quarter results, Moonves told investors in May the company would use its acquisition of Ten as a gateway to launch CBS All Access by year’s end.

“Some of our key competitors are just now entering the [streaming and over-the-top content] space, and we are already nearly two-thirds of the way to our goal of eight million subs between these platforms by 2020,” he said.

“Plus, by going over the top, we’re achieving higher rates per sub than any other form of distribution, which means these services are becoming more meaningful to our bottom line all the time. And of course, they’re attracting a younger audience as well.”

Ten has also just announced its Summer slate, with Dancing With The Stars, hosted by Amanda Keller and Gold Logie winner Grant Denyer, heading the schedule.

Other shows planned include Chris & Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway and Changing Rooms

There’ll be a new season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and another round of Bachelor In Paradise.

The line-up will also include all-new episodes of The Project, The Living Room, Pointless, Hughesy We Have A Problem and Show Me The Movie!

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