FBN Preps Live Daily Web Series

NEW YORK Fox Business Network today launches FoxBusiness.com Live, a daily, one-hour, live Web series.

The show is hosted by Fox Business anchors Jenna Lee and Connell McShane. Episodes will feature a mix of news, interviews with executives and business journalists and viewer commentary. For example, during week one, Fox Business has lined up Barron’s senior editor Mike Santoli and Burger King brands’ president Russ Klein as guests.

Viewers can stream FoxBusiness.com Live each Monday through Friday at noon, or they can watch archived episodes on demand. For now, the show will not be ad supported.

FBN is the second major news network to recently embark on an effort to create appointment TV on the Web. Just last week, CBSNews.com premiered the weekly politics-themed Web show Washington Unplugged, hosted by Face The Nation’s Bob Schieffer each Friday.

Of course, Fox News has been among the more aggressive programmers of live Web news content. Since last summer, FoxNews.com has offered nine hours of live news coverage each weekday via a channel called The Strategy Room Online.