CBSN Launches in Bay Area

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel Comment

CBSN has launched in its fourth market, San Fransisco. The OTT network plans to be in 13 markets by the middle of 2020.

“Building on the success of our New York, Los Angeles and Boston services, we are excited to continue the rollout of our CBSN Local services with today’s launch in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Peter Dunn, president, CBS Television Stations. “We look forward to meeting the rising demand for high-quality local news content on streaming platforms in all of our markets, and we are on course to have all 13 CBSN Local services launched by early next year, ahead of the 2020 political primaries and elections.”

CBSN San Francisco Bay Area’s daily lineup includes live streams of KPIX and sister station KBCW’s regularly scheduled newscasts plus an additional weekday one-hour newscasts at 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 8 p.m produced exclusively for the platform,

“Everyone at CBS San Francisco Bay Area is excited to participate in today’s launch,” said Kevin Walsh, president and general manager of KPIX-KBCW, on Monday. “We look forward to making our award-winning local news content available to a wider audience, locally and globally, with consumers now being able to get the latest Bay Area news on their favorite platforms whenever they want to watch.”

Following yesterday’s launch of CBSN San Francisco Bay Area, CBSN Minnesota is scheduled to make its debut in December.

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