SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer Headed to CBS All Access?


As the CBS/Viacom merger gets a little closer to completion, we’re getting a better look at what type of content we can expect to join the CBS All Access streaming service. And if you’re looking for kids’ programming, you’re in luck.

Select Nickelodeon shows (presently Viacom property) are expected to be added to the streaming platform in January 2020, including SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. These shows, which will run ad-free, join existing kids’ content like Danger Mouse, Bob the Builder, Madeline and more.

It’s expected that CBS All Access will ultimately have more than 1,000 television show episodes as more programming gets added in the coming weeks.

Marc DeBevoise, president-COO, CBS Interactive, noted that the company had been working to up their children’s offerings, saying “Bringing children’s programming to CBS All Access is a significant step toward providing even more value for our subscribers and now for their children as well. We’re bringing to market a fantastic roster of exclusive originals along with a library of marquee series for families, and we look forward to continuing to expand our children’s programming offering, especially with the future addition of incredible programming from Nickelodeon.”

Also expected is content from Noggin, Viacom’s current kids’ streaming service. That’s where you can find Dora now, along with favorites PAW Patrol and Peppa Pig.

This news comes just after Viacom announced plans for new original series and spinoff series of some of their fan favorite titles – including SpongeBob.

CBS All Access is available on iOS and Android devices Apple TV, Google Chromecast, FireTV, PS4, Roku, Xbox and via CBS.com.

The service has ample original series for adults, too, like “The Good Fight,” “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Strange Angel.”

CBS All Access currently costs just $5.99 a month for the limited commercial plan and $9.99 a month for the commercial free plan.