TVN webinar to spotlight bold innovations unleashed by the rise of live linear news streaming
The proliferation of news on live linear streaming has set off an explosion of innovation in television news. TVNewsCheck will turn a spotlight on this trend during a webinar set for March 24 at 1 p.m. ET. Sharing their experience and insights during the event will be: (clockwise from upper left): Micah Grimes, VP news and sports, Atmosphere TV; Shareef Al-Ela, VP and head of LiveNow from Fox; Sarah Katt, general manager of AccuWeather Network and OTT streaming services; Brian Ring, senior director, product marketing for news, Amagi and the webinar’s moderator; and Matt Dominguez, senior manager, streaming distribution and partnerships at Cox Media Group. To join us at the webinar, please register here.
The website will offer breaking news in addition to live airings of TND, the latest TND episodes on-demand, and segment clips including “Fact Check Team” and “Spotlight on America.”
Vox Media, the owner of news and lifestyle websites like SB Nation and Eater, is laying off about 50 employees, a sign that Facebook’s recent algorithm changes are forcing publishers to shift strategies. The cuts were confined mostly to workers who produce social media video for Vox’s Media’s fashion site, Racked; Curbed, which focuses on real estate; and sports-oriented SB Nation
Christy Tanner will explain how CBSN, CBS News’ streaming video news service launched in 2014, is creating new value for viewers, advertisers and CBS Corp. She will keynote the NAB Show’s Online Video Program on April 10.
WGN-TV Expands Online News Offerings
Starting today, Tribune is making content from its independent WGN-TV Chicago (DMA 3) available via WGN-TV branded applications on several platforms including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Google’s Android TV, where WGN-TV is offering news, lifestyle and entertainment segments as video-on-demand content. WGN-TV is also available on Amazon’s voice-activated Alexa service, via flash […]
For three years, CBSN has been trying to prove that 24/7 news channels don’t have to come from cable. And its viewership on streaming platforms, computers and phones shows it’s strategy is working.
Webcasters promise transparency, but not all views deserve equal time.
CBS will be courting digital viewers by re-airing CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor, on its streaming channel CBSN at 7 p.m. Pacific time after it airs on the network’s TV affiliates across the country. The anchor will also do newsmaker interviews and his program will produce reports that will air everyday on CBSN, whether they make it onto his 30 minute broadcast or not.
Jeff Glor takes over as the broadcast’s anchor replacing Scott Pelley, who was shown the door — or, rather, sent back across the street to 60 Minutes — after six years this past spring. The network also announced Friday that the evening news will be replayed each night at 10 on the CBSN streaming service, an additional viewing opportunity for people who aren’t around a television set at dinnertime.
CBS has promoted Robert Gifford to oversee day-to-day live programming for the company’s streaming news service, CBSN.
CNN debuted a daily program Monday on Snapchat Shows, a growing roster of short-form video series on the social-media platform. Airing every weekday at 6 p.m. ET, The Update will feature breaking news from the cable network’s reporters exclusive to Snapchat in its signature Shows format. CNN will also offer rolling updates on developing news as part of the program.
As part of the collaboration with The Weather Channel for its “Chasing Eclipse 2017” live stream, special coverage from Tegna’s six solar eclipse communities will be featured on weather.com, on The Weather Channel app and across social media. The station group will also partner with Facebook for the #EclipseLive Facebook Live stream.
News from 23 Scripps local TV markets is just a voice command away with the Flash Briefing service.
Twitter has found its first partner for its push into round-the-clock streaming television: Bloomberg. The social-media company is joining forces with the global financial news outlet to create a service that will stream news produced solely for Twitter 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Pivotal Changes Are Coming To Local TV
Basketball players must pivot for tasks like squaring to the basket, blocking out for a rebound or getting away from defensive pressure. In a similar way, TV stations and other media need to keep one foot rooted in the core business while making calculated and strategic changes in position. The bottom line is that daily content planning must encompass both linear and digital platforms. Digital cannot be an afterthought if it’s to succeed.
Three days after CBS News got blindsided when Josh Elliott announced on-air that he was leaving the CBSN anchor desk, and issued a statement saying Elliott “is going to be taking field assignments and reporting longform pieces as well” across various platforms, CBS News says Elliott is out.
And it’s doing it to deepen engagement and widen its subscriber base, though viewers can watch without a premium subscription. The partnership with Endemol Shine Group zeroes in on content it already knows its users like, and it’s monetized through 90-second mid-roll ads.
The company’s TV stations will use the OTT service to offer a mix of the top news stories and other content targeted to millennials’ interests based on their viewing habits, preferred publishers and favorite topics.
It’s called VRtually There, launched in partnership with YouTube and Toyota, and new episodes will drop each Thursday at 2 p.m. ET. Content will be available on the USA Today app, within the VR Stories app and VRtually There’s YouTube channel (where there is 60-day exclusivity).
KSAZ Online News Service Eyes 24 Hours
The Phoenix Fox O&O online news service Fox 10 News Now is offering 7-8 hours of streaming news and features each day. The plan is to increase staff and offer 24-hours-a-day programming.