CBSN Pittsburgh Marks Newest Expansion of Major Market Local News Streaming Services from ViacomCBS
Features Local News Content Produced by KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV
PITTSBURGH – March 5, 2020 – CBS Television Stations and CBS Interactive today announced the launch of CBSN Pittsburgh, the eighth of ViacomCBS’ 13 local direct-to-consumer streaming news services in major markets across the country. CBSN Pittsburgh features anchored programming, coverage of live breaking news events in the region, as well as an extensive library of local news content that will be available for on-demand viewing.
CBS (now ViacomCBS) became the first major media company to launch a local OTT news service when CBSN New York debuted in December 2018. Since then, the company has launched CBSN Los Angeles (June 2019), CBSN Boston (September 2019), CBSN San Francisco Bay Area (November 2019), CBSN Minnesota (December 2019), CBSN Philly (January 2020) and CBSN Denver (February 2020). Following today’s launch of CBSN Pittsburgh, CBSN Chicago is expected to make its debut later this month. Shortly thereafter, ViacomCBS will launch CBSN Local services in the four remaining markets where the company has a local television news organization, including Dallas-Ft. Worth, Miami, Sacramento and Baltimore.
CBSN Pittsburgh’s lineup includes live streams of KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV’s (The CW Pittsburgh) regularly scheduled newscasts, “Pittsburgh Today Live” and coverage of breaking news.
“KDKA is one of the finest local stations in the country and one of the crown jewels of our group,” said Peter Dunn, President, CBS Television Stations. “We are excited to broaden the reach of the station’s award-winning news coverage by launching CBSN Pittsburgh – a service that makes our premium local news content available to consumers whenever and wherever they want to watch. Our first seven CBSN Local services are exceeding our expectations. We look forward to seeing this trend continue in Pittsburgh as well as the other major markets where we will soon be launching.”
“This is a landmark day for everyone at KDKA and The CW Pittsburgh, as we launch this exciting new platform that provides viewers here in Western Pennsylvania and across the country with the high-quality journalism that has defined us for decades,” said Chris Cotugno, Vice President and General Manager, KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV. “We look forward to having CBSN Pittsburgh add to our legacy as a local news leader.
CBSN Pittsburgh is available through CBSN, on CBSNews.com and on the CBS News apps for mobile and connected TV devices. In addition, the service is available through www.CBSPittsburgh.com and the CBS Local mobile app.
CBSN Pittsburgh and the portfolio of CBSN Local services build on the success of CBSN, the pioneering 24/7 streaming news service from CBS News and CBS Interactive that delivers live national and global news coverage and in-depth reporting from CBS News’ team of trusted journalists. Launched in November 2014, the platform continues to drive strong and sustained viewership growth, delivering its best month of all time for streams and unique viewers in February 2020.
CBSN Local services are ad-supported. They complement CBS’ other streaming services, CBSN, CBS Sports HQ and ET Live, and will ultimately be included as live channels in CBS All Access in their respective markets.
About CBS Television Stations
CBS Television Stations consists of 28 owned-and-operated stations, including 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis-St. Paul), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KCNC-TV (Denver), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh) and WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV's satellite station KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
About CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, 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. Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter at twitter.com/cbsi and on Facebook.
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