CBS News has launched a new ad-supported digital streaming news network. While CBS hasn’t specifically announced Apple TV as a supported platform, MacRumors reports that a CBS News channel has made an appearance on Apple’s streaming box.
The network features a 60-minute format delivering live, updated news content from 9:00 AM – midnight ET every weekday at launch, and it takes advantage of the interactivity of digital platforms through a unique video player and on-screen interface. It gives viewers the full flexibility within each hour to control what they watch and when they watch it via DVR-like functionality that allows them to watch previous segments and jump back into live programming seamlessly and across devices.
CBSN will be available on CBSNews.com and its mobile website, key connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Roku players and Roku TV™, and others, as well as the newly launched CBS News app for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows Phone 8/8.1 available through the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store. CBSN will also be available on the CBS News apps for Android and other leading platforms before the end of the year.
As seen above, while there is no mention of Apple’s iOS devices or the Apple TV in the announcement.
The channel will offer simulcasts of breaking news, along with on-demand content from sources such as CBS affiliates, CNET, CBS Sports, Entertainment Tonight, and more.