CBSN Continues to Expand; Next Stop Is Philly

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

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CBSN is growing.

CBSN Philly launched today. It’s the sixth of ViacomCBS’ 13 digital streaming news services set to launch in major markets this year.

“Everyone here at CBS Philly is excited to have the opportunity to serve the demand for local news on streaming platforms,” said KYW president and general manager Brandin Stewart. “We look forward to making our premium local news content available to consumers, both here in the Delaware Valley and across the country, whenever and wherever they want.”

CBS, now part of ViacomCBS following December’s merger with Viacom, was the first major network to launch a local OTT news service in 2018 with the launch of CBSN New York. Since that time, the company has launched digital networks in L.A., Boston, San Fran and Minnesota.

“It is very exciting to reach the mid-point of the rollout of our CBSN Local services with today’s launch of CBSN Philly,” said Peter Dunn, President, CBS Television Stations. “We have learned so much during our five previous launches and now have the structure in place to accelerate our rollout plan and go live in all of our markets within the next few months.”

CBSN Philly’s lineup will include live streams of KYW’s newscasts and coverage of breaking news plus other exclusive content.

CBSN Pittsburgh is set to launch next.