CBC News to Launch Free Ad-Supported Streaming Channel on Digital Platforms
CBC News announced on Thursday it will be launching a new ad-supported streaming channel across its digital platforms this fall.
The 24/7 streaming news channel will be ad-supported and free, available on digital and connected TV platforms, ” offering the best of CBC local, national and current affairs journalism.”
The new streaming channel will have a daily show, hosted by Andrew Chang, who will move from his current duties on The National in August, in preparation for his new role.
“The world of news media, TV and video journalism is changing rapidly. Yet the demand for trusted, quality journalism is unchanged. To reach audiences in new ways, we are making a strategic push into the world of streaming news with the launch of a FAST channel, while continuing to broaden and deepen the storytelling on our flagship program, The National,” said Susan Marjetti, General Manager of News, Current Affairs & Local, CBC, in a statement.
According to the public broadcaster, the new streaming news channel will be available on CBC Gem, CBCNews.ca, the CBC News app and YouTube, on top of digital and connected TV platforms.
The CBC News app currently supports iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.