This past Thursday CBS went live with a new 24×7 news channel called CBSN. What is really cool with it for cord cutters is that it can be watched by anyone – with or without a cable subscription. The actual ‘live’ content is going to be live from 9am to 12am Monday through Friday.
At the right is the interface as seen from a web browser. You can see the various topics that have recently aired on the channel and the nice thing is you can go back to watch anything you missed with a click of the mouse.
I also tried it out on my iPhone and Roku – on those devices you don’t have the column on the left but you still get a really high quality video stream running 24×7.
Even when the channel isn’t ‘live’ they have CBS Radio News updates at the top of each hour.
In the last month we’ve see HBO announce it was going to start offering its content to non-cable subscribers and CBS has also gone live with CBS All Access (more on that soon) which allows ANYONE to see CBS shows and, in 14 markets, live television. Things are starting to snowball and I can’t imagine the other networks not providing similar options in the very near future.