CBS has announced that they’ve launched a 24/7 news service for the Philadelphia area, the next city in ViacomCBS’ plan to bring the service to 13 markets across the country. The digital platform will stream KYW Philadelphia newscasts.
“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.”
“Everyone here at CBS Philly is excited to have the opportunity to serve the demand for local news on streaming platforms,” said Brandin Stewart, president and general manager, KYW-WSPG. “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.”
Previous cities to get a CBSN platform include New York Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, and Minnesota. Next up will be Pittsburgh, which is scheduled to launch in February, followed by Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Miami, Sacramento, and Baltimore.
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