CBS News and CBS Interactive have jointly launched the first digital streaming news network, called CBSN, which allows Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news programming on connected TVs and mobile devices. Live streaming is available 24/7 in markets that the network’s 14 owned and operated stations serve.
The new OTT service makes all of the resources of CBS News available on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. The service, supported by advertising, features a 60-minute format delivering updated news content from 9 a.m. to midnight (ET) every weekday. Users access content via a video player and on-screen interface that provides the flexibility to control what they watch and when they watch it (including DVR-like functionality that allows them to watch previous segments and jump back into live programming seamlessly and across devices).
CBSN will be available on CBSNews.com and its mobile web site, connected TV devices (including Amazon Fire TV, Roku players and Roku TV), and the newly launched CBS News app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. CBSN will be available on the CBS News apps for Android and other platforms before the end of the year.