CBS NEWS TO LAUNCH "CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT," A PRIMETIME SUMMER SERIES FEATURING IMMERSIVE REPORTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Premieres Monday, July 31 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT on CBS Television and Digital Platforms
Program to Stream Live on CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 Streaming News Service
CBS News will launch CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT, a new primetime summer series featuring experiential reports driven by fresh voices and perspectives from around the world. The broadcast will launch Monday, July 31 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBSN, the network's 24/7 streaming news service.
CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT will air four consecutive Mondays and highlight CBSN's distinctive storytelling style, as reported by more than a dozen CBS News correspondents. Each hour-long edition will feature multiple stories, ranging from on-the-ground reporting of grassroots efforts to combat inner-city gun violence to interviews with those risking their lives to expose corruption to investigations into new terrorist threats.
"CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT will take viewers on a thought-provoking journey featuring compelling stories from around the globe. The stories are intense, interesting and immersive," said executive producer Mosheh Oinounou.
"This is an opportunity to showcase the voices and original storytelling from CBSN to an entirely new audience," said Nancy Lane, Senior Executive Producer for CBS News Digital. "Our long-form programming enhances our live, anchored coverage throughout the day."
In addition to being presented on the CBS Television Network, CBSN: ON ASSIGNMENT will be streamed simultaneously on CBSN and to CBS All Access subscribers through the service's live streaming offering of local CBS stations.
Additional content will be available on CBSNews.com and across CBS News' apps on all leading digital platforms.
Since launching in November 2014, CBSN has significantly grown viewership and expanded its original reporting with new series and documentaries that have resonated with audiences. CBSN is available for free 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 and Roku TV models, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, as well as the CBS News mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows 8.1.