CBS NEWS LAUNCHES ON PLAYSTATION(R)4 AND PLAYSTATION(R)3
FEATURING CBSN'S 24/7 DIGITAL STREAMING NEWS
CBSN's Live, Anchored Coverage and Original Reporting Available Now in
the CBS News App
Sept. 6, 2016 - CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage of the latest breaking world and U.S. news, is available today in the new CBS News app for the PlayStation(R)4 (PS4(TM)) and the PlayStation(R)3 (PS3(TM)) systems from Sony Interactive Entertainment.
CBSN makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms, and is free to access. PS4 and PS3 users will now be able to watch the digital service's wide-ranging, anchored coverage and original reporting of breaking news, current events and political, entertainment and sports news 24 hours a day.
In addition to CBSN, the app offers extensive on-demand video content, including all the latest content from CBS News programs as well as original digital videos.
"CBSN viewership continues to grow, with the strongest engagement on connected devices, and we're very pleased to now expand our 24/7 live, anchored, streaming coverage to PS4 and PS3 users," said Christy Tanner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CBS News Digital.
Today's exciting launch of the CBS News app for the PS4 and PS3 system further extends the reach of CBSN, which recently set a new two-week viewership record for its coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. CBSN drew a record 13.85 million streams for its on-the-ground reporting and analysis throughout the conventions as well as its breaking news coverage during both weeks. Additionally, CBSN engagement levels were high throughout both weeks, with viewers watching for 52 minutes per session on average on connected TVs during the Democratic National Convention, up from 50 minutes during the Republican National Convention.
CBSN is CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage across platforms. CBSN launched on November 6, 2014, and has grown significantly since its debut. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com, connected TV devices and gaming consoles including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation(R)4, PlayStation(R)3, Roku players, Roku TV models, Xbox One and Xbox 360, as well as the CBS News mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows 8.1. Follow CBSN on Twitter @CBSNews and on Facebook.