CBS Builds Out Local Streaming Offerings With CBSN Sacramento

By Kevin Eck 

The CBS News and TV Stations division has raised the curtains on CBSN Sacramento, the 11th ad-supported, direct-to-consumer streaming news service from the company.

CBSN Sacramento, which debuted today, features programming produced by Sacramento, Calif. CBS-owned stations KOVR and KMAX.

“Today’s launch of CBSN Sacramento represents the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the history of our stations,” said Justin Draper, vp and general manager of KOVR and KMAX. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to build on our position in the Sacramento market as the producer of the most hours of local news by dramatically expanding distribution with the launch of our local news streaming service. We recognize there is an audience for news from California’s state capital that extends far beyond the reach of our broadcast signal. We look forward to providing our premium local news content to this wider audience whenever and however they want to watch.”


CBSN Sacramento is available on CBSN, on and via the CBS News apps available on mobile and connected TV devices. The live local news service is also available through, via the CBS Local mobile app and through ViacomCBS streamers Paramount+ and Pluto TV.

The addition of the local digital channel means that CBS now offers viewers in nearly a dozen markets to watch live local news via streaming. Other markets include Los Angeles, Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Denver, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth.

The station group plans to add Miami and Baltimore to the lineup soon.