CBS is accelerating its move into local streaming news services across the country. CBS Television Stations and CBS Interactive announced plans today to speed up the rollout of CBSN Local, the company’s local direct-to-consumer streaming news services, in all 13 major U.S. markets where CBS-owned stations have local news operations.
CBS became the first major media company to launch local OTT news services when CBSN New York debuted in December 2018, followed by CBSN Los Angeles in June 2019. CBSN Boston is expected to launch soon, with CBSN San Francisco Bay Area scheduled to bow during the fourth quarter of this year.
Nine additional markets are part of the expansion plan: Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, Miami, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
Click here for full details in today’s announcement.