November 5, 2014
CBS News and CBS Interactive have launched CBSN, the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices.
At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage for 15 hours each weekday.
The network features a 60-minute format delivering live, updated news content from 9am-midnight (ET) weekdays, along with additional content from a range of CBS sources including CBS News, CBS affiliate stations, CNET,CBSSports.com, Entertainment Tonight and more.
“CBSN is an important example of how CBS is able to leverage the unique strengths, talent and competitive advantages of its businesses to create exciting, highly competitive new services that meet evolving audience preferences for content consumption,” said CBS President/CEO Leslie Moonves.
“There’s a tremendous opportunity on these platforms for a true round-the-clock newscast. We’re confident this service will appeal to both traditional news consumers and a whole new set of viewers.”