Apple Adds CBS News Channel to Apple TV

cbs_news_apple_tv_homeCBS News today announced the launch of a new ad-supported digital streaming news network, making the service available on the CBSNews.com website, CBS News apps for Windows and Windows Phone, and various connected television platforms. While the Apple TV was not announced as one of those platforms, a CBS News channel is indeed just debuted on Apple's set-top box.

The network features a 60-minute format delivering live, updated news content from 9:00 AM - midnight ET every weekday at launch, and it takes advantage of the interactivity of digital platforms through a unique video player and on-screen interface. It gives viewers the full flexibility within each hour to control what they watch and when they watch it via DVR-like functionality that allows them to watch previous segments and jump back into live programming seamlessly and across devices.

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Beyond the live coverage with simulcasts of breaking news, the new channel offers a variety of supplemental on-demand content from sources such as CBS affiliates, CNET, CBS Sports, Entertainment Tonight, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

2010mini Avatar
126 months ago
More commercials oh boy! Good question I have Directv and don't see the point to use any channel on my Apple TV that is on my Sat programing. I do watch them on my iPad though. Most Network apps suck though.

Sigh...... How about this:

You can use the Apple TV on a secondary TV in your house and get content without paying monthly for an extra set top box from direct tv.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BJMRamage Avatar
126 months ago
I feel we need FOLDERS.

I can have a NEWS folder
SPORTS folder
MUSIC folder

to store all the App/Channels in.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ipedro Avatar
126 months ago
I've wondered why over the air broadcast stations haven't offered this before. You can already get them for free so a cable subscription shouldn't be an impediment. They can use the exact same ad supported model that they already use over the air.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lewisd25 Avatar
126 months ago
Finally, an app I don't have to hide.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
malexandria Avatar
126 months ago
Que the Whining....

whaaa whaaaaaa too many icons whaaaa whaaaaaaaa more useless channels whaaaaa whaaaaa my cable system won't let me watch whaaaaaaaa whaaaaa why isn't there an app store whaaaaaaaaaa cable sucks whaaaaaaaaa...... whhhhhiiiiiiiiine
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Yvan256 Avatar
126 months ago
I feel we need FOLDERS.

I can have a NEWS folder
SPORTS folder
MUSIC folder

to store all the App/Channels in.

Move to Canada, buddy. Apart from the fixed items I only have YouTube, Vimeo, Crackle, Crunchy Roll and Netflix on my menu.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)