‘Nightly News’ Full Broadcast to Stream on MSNBC.com

Oct 31, 2005  •  Post A Comment

“NBC Nightly News” will begin streaming its full nightly broadcast free on-demand at 10 p.m. (ET) Nov. 7 on MSNBC.com.

It will be the first flagship network newscast to provide its full network broadcast online. The streamed versions of “Nightly News,” with broadcast commercials snipped out and Internet-only commercials attached, will be archived on the Web site.

NBC affiliates have given the thumbs up for the video-on-demand presentation, which will not compete directly with original “Nightly” broadcasts on the network.

The free streaming “CBS Evening News,” anchored by Bob Schieffer and offered on CBSnews.com, is significantly tweaked to avoid ruffling the feathers of CBS affiliates, who prefer not to see an exact duplicate of one of their network franchises on another platform.

“ABC World News Tonight” is not offered as a complete package on ABC World News Now, the network’s digital subscription platform.

If breaking news requires updating for the West Coast on “Nightly,” that feed will be streamed. Otherwise, the East Coast feed is what online users get.

“This is the next logical step for ‘Nightly’ and NBC News,” said acting NBC News President Steve Capus. “We know that just as fast as technology is changing, people’s lives are changing too, and they expect our newscasts to keep up with those changes. With this announcement we are doing just that.”