CBS is planning to launch its new live streaming news service to cater to more audience needs. CBSN Local, the 24/7 live streaming service will cover anchored news and breaking events from major markets. It is most likely to first launch in News York in partnership with WCBS, the company’s flagship station and WLNY, an independent Long Island station, owned by CBS.
Christy Tanner, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS News Digital quoted in an interview, “Launch of the project has been in the works for some time. Viewers are interested in more local news. We will be digging deeper into local, getting outside the Beltway, taking advantage of affiliate and local experts in some looming political races set for the fall. There will be more to come on that front.”