Aug 01 2017

CBSN COMES TO CBS ALL ACCESS

CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 Streaming News Service, to Launch on CBS All Access

Beginning August 3

CBSN Will Also Be Available as Part of an Offering from a Multichannel Video Distributor for the First Time When It Launches on fuboTV’s Live TV Streaming Service

NEW YORK – August 1, 2017 – CBS Interactive and CBS News today announced that CBSN, the 24/7 streaming news service, will be available on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. Beginning August 3, CBS All Access subscribers will be able to watch CBSN’s live, anchored coverage and original reporting on desktops and laptops at CBS.com. CBSN will be rolled out on additional CBS All Access platforms in the fall, including connected TV platforms and mobile devices.

Also, CBSN will soon be available as part of an offering from a multichannel video distributor for the first time in its history when it launches on fuboTV (fubo.tv), the leading sports-first streaming TV service in the U.S. This is part of fuboTV’s recent agreement with CBS Corporation to carry CBS, America’s most watched broadcast network, and its popular sports and entertainment channels, including CBS Sports Network, The CW, Pop and CBSN. All networks in the deal will be available to stream live through fuboTV’s entry-level “Fubo Premier” bundle.

“Bringing CBSN’s round-the-clock news coverage to CBS All Access adds tremendous value for our subscribers, giving them the ability to tune into the latest breaking news and in-depth reporting all within one streaming experience,” said Jim Lanzone, CEO, CBS Interactive and Chief Digital Officer, CBS Corporation. “We are pleased with the increasing distribution of CBSN, first as part of fuboTV’s offering and now with availability on CBS All Access. The addition of CBSN perfectly complements CBS All Access’ existing offering of live local and national news coverage from CBS affiliates, CBS THIS MORNING and the CBS EVENING NEWS, plus on-demand access to programming from 60 MINUTES and 48 HOURS.”

“CBSN brings high quality original reporting to consumers wherever they are and whenever they want to watch,” said David Rhodes, President of CBS News. “CBSN fits perfectly within CBS All Access and will expose even more viewers to our reporting.”

CBSN is available to CBS All Access subscribers through the service’s live streaming offering, giving subscribers the ability to toggle between their live local CBS feed and CBSN.

Since launching in November 2014, CBSN has grown viewership significantly, driving a 38% increase in streams in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016.

CBSN has also recently extended its long-form and investigative original reporting across all platforms with the new primetime summer series CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT, which launched on July 31 at 10:00 PM on the CBS Television Network.

CBSN is currently available at CBSNews.com and on the CBS News apps for mobile and connected TV devices.

CBS All Access offers CBS fans the ability to watch more than 9,000 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits, in addition to its original series including THE GOOD FIGHT and the highly anticipated STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Fire TV.

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

About CBS News

CBS News is the news and information division of CBS Corporation, dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. Headquartered in the famed CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News has bureaus across the globe and produces influential, critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CBS News provides news and information on national and international subjects for the CBS Television Network, CBSN, CBSNews.com, CBS Radio News and CBS Mobile. CBS News is home to the nation’s #1 news program, 60 MINUTES; the 24/7 digital streaming news network, CBSN; and the award-winning broadcasts CBS THIS MORNING, co-hosted by Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, CBS EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS, FACE THE NATION and CBS SUNDAY MORNING.

About CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming. Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports’ digital brands as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, Last.fm, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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Press Contacts:

Kelli Raftery, CBS Corporation 212-975-3161 Kelli.raftery@cbs.com
Christa Robinson, CBS News 212-975-2888 RobinsonC@cbsnews.com
Susan Lundgren, CBS Interactive 415-344-1824 Susan.lundgren@cbsinteractive.com