CBC says it plans to launch a paid version of a new CBC TV app that will let viewers watch programs without ads.
The broadcaster says in a memo that the new app will allow users to live stream CBC TV, watch episodes on demand on the same day they’re released, see ad-free children’s programming, and see series not aired on the network.
CBC says that starting Tuesday, all of its 14 regional linear channels will be live-streamed, and audiences will also be able to sign in with a CBC account to access more features.
The broadcaster says that it will cost $4.99 for the ad-free, premium version of the new CBC TV app.
It says the app is part of its expanding offerings to new digital platforms as customers get more of their content from digital services like Netflix.
CBC says over 1.1 million unique visitors used the CBC TV digital service in November.