October 29, 2013 10:36pm PT by THR Staff
CBS News Eyeing 24-Hour Digital Video Service (Report)
CBS News could soon be broadcasting 24 hours a day.
CBS' news and interactive divisions are working on a digital video service and are talking with distribution companies to carry the service, BuzzFeed reports. The service would stream content produced by CBS News'\ staff as well as from its archives The content would be available on tablets, smartphones, gaming consuls, TV distribution services such as Apple TV, and on video sharing websites such as YouTube.
Sources said the proposed service is being spearheaded by CBS News President David Rhodes, who reportedly sees it as something that would make up for CBS not having its own cable news network like competitors NBC and Fox. The service is still several months from launching at the earliest, according to the report.
CBS News did not immediately respond to request for comment.