CBS Launches Major-Market News Service

Sep 24, 2019  •  Post A Comment

CBS Television Stations and CBS Interactive announced the launch Tuesday of the third of what will be 13 local direct-to-consumer streaming news services in major markets across the country. CBSN Boston features 24/7 anchored programming and coverage of live breaking news events in the region, along with an extensive library of local news content that will be available for on-demand viewing.

The service features local news content produced by WBZ-TV.

The Boston launch follows the launch of CBSN New York in December 2018 and CBSN Los Angeles in June 2019. CBS became the first major media company to launch local OTT news services when it began the rollout.

CBSN San Francisco Bay Area is scheduled to roll out during the fourth quarter of this year.

“By early 2020, CBS plans to launch CBSN Local services in the nine remaining markets where the company has a local television news organization, including Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Philadelphia, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, Miami, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Baltimore,” the company said in today’s announcement.

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