Streaming video might have begun with movies and television series, but the streaming revolution has now spread to all facets of the television industry. More and more streaming services are beginning to sign deals with professional sports leagues to bring the world’s biggest sporting events to cable cutters, while several of the biggest names in news are now beginning to launch dedicated streaming news services. The streaming news world just got a big boost thanks to an announcement by one of the most trusted names in American news: CBS.
CBS already has a streaming service, CBS All Access, which has heretofore focused primarily on CBS’ original drama series. Now, CBS All Access is launching a dedicated CBS News (CBSN) stream which will feature live, anchored new coverage and original reporting as well as news featurettes and series like 60 Minutes, CBS Evening News, and 48 Hours. CBSN launched in 2014 but has seen a huge increase in streaming viewers in 2017. The launch of the dedicated news stream will likely continue the growth of the streaming news site.
Jim Lanzone, CEO of CBS Interactive and the Chief Digital Officer of the CBS Corporation, says that the launch of the 24/7 CBSN stream is one more step in CBS’s push to bring its award-winning and trusted news to audiences who continue to find ways to cut the cord:
Bringing CBSN’s round-the-clock news coverage to CBS All Access adds tremendous value for our subscribers, giving them the ability to tune into the latest breaking news and in-depth reporting all within one streaming experience. We are pleased with the increasing distribution of CBSN, first as part of fuboTV’s offering and now with availability on CBS All Access.
CBSN will be available to CBS All Access subscribers on CBS.com starting August 3rd, while support for mobile and tablet users will roll out this fall.