Called “CBS New York Plus,” the channel will combine resources from all of the CBS-owned properties in New York, which include WCBS and several radio stations.
“We have all of this content,” WCBS general manager Peter Dunn told the Daily News. “It really is a reflection of our CBS local media.”
This will be the first digital subchannel for a CBS O&O, although the network plans to eventually roll out similar channels in other markets where there are owned-and-operated stations. In addition to being another option for locally-produced information, it will also give WCBS an additional outlet in times of big breaking news.