CBS Launches CBSN, Their First Live Anchored News Network

CBS News and CBS Interactive launched CBSN, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday.

CBSN will be available on 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.

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.

Features of the network will include:

Live, anchored coverage from 9:00 AM – midnight ET every weekday;
Simulcasts of CBS News special reports for breaking news;
Additional content from a range of CBS sources including CBS News, CBS affiliate stations, CNET,, Entertainment Tonight and more;
Accessibility across key connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Roku players, Roku TV™ and others, as well as additional core CBS News digital platforms including, its mobile website and 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.
Personal choice and control through DVR-like functionality that enable viewers to watch the segments they’re interested in or tune into the live programming seamlessly;
The ability to share content from the experience via social media accounts with compatible devices;
The opportunity for advertisers to reach engaged news consumers with custom ad integrations.

CBS News, a pioneer in broadcast journalism since the earliest days of radio and television, is utilizing its award-winning newsgathering and reporting to redefine it for the digital age. CBSN offers original, up-to-the-minute coverage of national and global stories with dynamic on-demand video content, including video from CBS News’ extensive archives to add context and perspective. Viewers will have immediate access to breaking news reports, feature stories and interviews from among the most experienced teams in video journalism.

“CBSN gives audiences a new window on our original reporting – we’ll make it possible to see CBS News anytime, anywhere,” said David Rhodes, President, CBS News. “We are making an important investment in quality news coverage on any device.”

“CBSN demonstrates our continued advancement in the digital space, as we extend to new platforms and a wider audience,” said Jim Lanzone, President and CEO, CBS Interactive. “We are developing original content exclusively for online, connected platforms in a true interactive format that viewers can control, allowing them to lean back or lean in to the segments and stories that interest them.”

CBSN will be an ad-supported network across all platforms. Inaugural sponsors include Microsoft and Amazon. Other advertisers will also run in the service on all devices.

The live, linear stream will be led by both veteran and new CBS News correspondents.

Jeff Glor is the anchor of the Sunday edition of the CBS EVENING NEWS and Emmy award-winning correspondent for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY. Since joining CBS News in 2007, Glor has traveled extensively to report on domestic and international stories.
Elaine Quijano is a CBS News Correspondent reporting for all platforms, including CBS THIS MORNING and the CBS EVENING NEWS, since 2010.
Michelle Miller is an award-winning CBS News Correspondent reporting for all broadcasts and platforms since 2004. Her work regularly appears on the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY, CBS THIS MORNING and CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD.
Don Dahler is a CBS News Correspondent and an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared on a range of programs and platforms since 2013.
Vladimir Duthiers is a CBS News Correspondent. He joined CBS News in August 2014 from CNN, where he was an international correspondent based in Lagos, Nigeria.

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, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to

About CBS News
CBS News is the news and information division of CBS Corporation, dedicated to providing the best in journalism under standards it pioneered at the dawn of radio and television and continues to set in today’s digital age. Headquartered in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News includes bureaus across the globe and influential, critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CBS News utilizes a multi-platform model for news distribution across television (CBS Television Network), radio (CBS Radio News), the Internet ( and hand-held devices (CBS Mobile). CBS News launched CBS THIS MORNING, which joined award-winning programs 60 MINUTES, THE CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY, 48 HOURS, FACE THE NATION and CBS SUNDAY MORNING.

About CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include, CNET,,,,, GameSpot, and, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming. Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter at and on Facebook.