NewFronts 2013: CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive announced eight new web series to add to its current portfolio of 88 web series and 80 live content specials that the company produces and distributes across its network of digital properties, including CBS.com, CBSSports.com, CBSNews.com, CNET, and GameSpot.
Baker Street Irregulars: An original web series that will serve as a companion to CBS Television Network’s hit detective series, Elementary. The web-only show follows a bunch of characters as they assist the modern-day Sherlock in solving cases.
Person of Interest: Animated: Based on CBS Television Network’s Person of Interest crime procedural from Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy), the animated series will serve as an extension of the hit television show.
Next Big Thing: A show that taps into CNET’s video coverage of the tech industry’s major events (like CES) to highlight new digital products and pinpoint where the digital world is headed.
CNET Appliances: Coming this fall, CNET will expand to provide video reviews of smart/connected home appliances. This includes everything from refrigerators and dishwashers to home automation systems and even smaller appliances like Wi-Fi enabled coffee-makers.
CNET Espanol: Another CNET expansion, this one into the US Latino market. CNET will provide tech/digital breaking news, trends, and reviews.
GameStart: Follows a group of gaming start-ups as they try to navigate the world of crowd-source funding on Kickstarter.
Baller Status: Think of it as MTV Cribs meets Machinima, sort of. This series will take viewers inside the homes of pro athletes, entertainers, and gaming personalities, and then feature them playing and competing with others in their favorite video games.
GameCrib: Season 2. A “behind-the-scenes” look at the lives of pro gamers. Starring pro-gaming team TSM Snapdragon, this series will document their world, which includes training, tournaments, and drama.
CBS Interactive also highlighted recently launched web series on CNET (Hooked Up, On Cars, and Always On), CBSSports.com (Fantasy Football Today), and CBSNews.com (60 Minutes Overtime).