CBS Launches CBSN Philly
CBS Television Stations and CBS Interactive today announced the launch of CBSN Philly, the sixth of ViacomCBS’ 13 local direct-to-consumer streaming news services in major markets across the country. CBSN Philly features anchored programming, coverage of live breaking news events in the region, as well as an extensive library of local news content that will be available for on-demand viewing.
CBS (now ViacomCBS) became the first major media company to launch a local OTT news service when CBSN New York debuted in December 2018. Since then, the company has launched CBSN Los Angeles (June 2019), CBSN Boston (September 2019), CBSN San Francisco Bay Area (November 2019) and CBSN Minnesota (December 2019).
Following today’s launch of CBSN Philly, CBSN Pittsburgh is scheduled to make its debut in February. During the next few months, ViacomCBS plans to launch CBSN Local services in the six remaining markets where the company has a local television news organization, including Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Denver, Miami, Sacramento and Baltimore.
CBSN Philly’s lineup includes live streams of KYW’s regularly scheduled newscasts and coverage of breaking news.
“It is very exciting to reach the mid-point of the rollout of our CBSN Local services with today’s launch of CBSN Philly,” said Peter Dunn, president, CBS Television Stations. “We have learned so much during our five previous launches and now have the structure in place to accelerate our rollout plan and go live in all of our markets within the next few months.”
“Everyone here at CBS Philly is excited to have the opportunity to serve the demand for local news on streaming platforms,” said Brandin Stewart, president-GM, KYW and WSPG. “We look forward to making our premium local news content available to consumers, both here in the Delaware Valley and across the country, whenever and wherever they want.”
CBSN Philly is available through CBSN, on CBSNews.com and on the CBS News apps for mobile and connected TV devices. In addition, the service is available through www.CBSPhilly.com and the CBS Local mobile app.