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CBS Launches Local Market Streaming Service in San Francisco

Richard Vega

CBS launched CBSN San Francisco Bay Area — an extension to their free ad-supported CBSN streaming service. CBSN San Francisco Bay Area will add anchored news coverage and live breaking news events from the San Francisco market. The streaming channel will feature live streams of KPIX and KBCW’s newscasts, as well as weekday one-hour newscasts at 7:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., which are exclusive to the platform.

“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, which first started streaming in November 2014, is a 24/7 streaming news service from CBS News and CBS Interactive that delivers live national and global news coverage. CBSN launched local streaming in New York last December, Los Angeles in June and Boston in September. The focus has been markets where CBS has owned-and-operated affiliates.

CBS has been aggressive in trying to reach cord cutters on new platforms. Besides CBSN, the company has also launched CBS Sports HQ for sports fans and ET Live for entertainment junkies. The company also has CBS All Access, which brings live access to your local CBS affiliate, original shows and on demand access to CBS primetime programming.