Livestreamed news refers to live videos streams of television news which are provided via streaming television or via streaming media by various television networks and television news outlets, from various countries. The majority of live news streams are produced as world news broadcasts, by major television networks, or by major news channels; however, there are some live news streams which are produced by individual local television channels as well.

A live news stream is distinct from news broadcasts that are transmitted via conventional broadcast television; since it is not transmitted via cable television services, and not via over-the-air television. These are provided through Smart TV, or else through the networks' own websites, or also possibly via internet television, especially YouTube, or via video on demand services, subscription video on demand websites such as e.g. Hulu, mobile apps, or digital media players that are designed to play streaming television, such as e.g. the Roku media player.

For some twenty-four-hour news channels, the content being shown via its streaming news service, and via its broadcast television channels, may be identical; however, for regular commercial networks, the content of the streaming news may be quite different than what is being broadcast; i.e. the broadcast channels may regularly carry standard television entertainment, while the streaming service is devoted to news only. One example of this is the American broadcaster ABC Television Network, and its streaming online ABC News Live service.

News sources by region

North American news outlets

Various networks and news outlets in North America have provided official live video streams of news for most or all of the day, as described below.

European news outlets

Various news outlets in various European countries provide live 24/7 news streams.

Asian and Middle Eastern news outlets

Indian news outlets

Oceanian news outlets

History and development

See also: Streaming television

European channels

France 24 launched on 6 December 2006, initially available online as a web stream, followed by satellite distribution a day later, covering France and the rest of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States (specifically airing in New York State and the District of Columbia) using two channels: one in English and the other in French. Since April 2007, the channel has increased its reach, airing programmes in Arabic for viewers in the Maghreb, North Africa and the Middle East, and since 2017 in Spanish for viewers in Latin America.

On 19 June 2013, Sky News International was added to Apple TV for users in the UK, Ireland, and the United States. Viewers can watch clips or live streaming of the channel at no charge.[36] On 24 July 2013, it was added to the Roku streaming player. Sky News International is available on to viewers around the world. On 30 September 2014, Sky News began live streaming the channel on YouTube.[37] The free streaming service Pluto TV also offers a live feed of Sky News to American users on channel 135.

North American channels


CBSN was created by the CBS Television Network in 2014, and was the first streaming news provided by one of the three major broadcasting networks in the United States that was streamed throughout the day, enabling viewers to watch live news coverage on connected TVs, mobile devices, and other devices.[38][39]

Rumors that CBS News was preparing a 24-hour online news service were first reported by BuzzFeed in October 2013, and later confirmed by a CBS spokesperson who stated that the company was seeking "partners" for the service. Initial reports suggested that the service would consist of a linear, multi-platform streaming channel, featuring video content from other CBS News productions, along with other online-exclusive content; The New York Times likened the rumored format to an all-news radio station, combining pre-recorded video content with regular, live news updates.[40] On 15 May 2014, CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg Television that the company was working on the service. Describing it as an "exciting alternative to cable news", he went on to say that "there is so much information that we get every day that doesn’t fit into a 22-minute newscast at 6:30 or CBS This Morning."[41]

In October 2014, Capital New York reported that CBS had recently filed for trademarks on the name CBSN as a potential name for the service. It also reported that the content would take place in an informal newsroom setting, and that its interface would consist of a video player with a playlist on a sidebar, and feature social network integration.[42] On 5 November 2014, during a Re/code conference in Dublin, CBS Interactive President Jim Lanzone announced that the service would officially launch on 6 November 2014.[3][4] CBS News President David Rhodes explained that CBSN was not designed to compete directly with traditional pay-television news outlets, but to "create something that is native for connected devices", such as smartphones, tablets, and digital media players.[42]

There was also an emphasis placed on targeting younger viewers, particularly those who are in places with little or no access to television, or those who do not subscribe to pay television at all.[42] As opposed to CNNGo, a similarly-formatted TV Everywhere service introduced by CNN prior to the launch of CBSN,[42] CBSN is available at no charge and does not require users to authenticate with a subscription to a pay television provider. Rhodes argued that requiring authentication would hamper the service's viewership. CBSN uses commercial breaks similar to a conventional television channel; and Microsoft were among the service's initial advertisers.[38][39]

See also


  1. ^ ABC News will stream 18 hours per day of live, original shows by end of 2020, 4 February 2020 by Tim Peterson,
  2. ^ CBSN: About the streaming network, 31 August 2017.
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  5. ^ NBC News Now, a free streaming service, launches Monday through Friday. The service, which doesn't require cable service authentication, is intended to go round-the-clock by next year. By Alex Johnson, 29 May 2019.
  6. ^ Where can I watch CBC TV content online? CBC website.
  7. ^ Livestreamed news on Facebook
  8. ^ Livestreamed news on Twitter
  9. ^ "Bloomberg's TicToc is starting to build a brand beyond Twitter". Digiday. 2 September 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  10. ^ Television Bloomberg Television's channel on YouTube
  11. ^ bloomberg-tv+ on the App Store
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  13. ^ euronews breaks YouTube record with 13.6MN unique visitors in December,| 3 February 2014.
  14. ^ Euronews Zeroes In On Video, Goes Beyond YouTube With Taboola, Posted by Adam Singolda 14 October 2015.
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  16. ^ How TV channel Euronews reports across the continent with a local lens, 13 September 2017 by Lucinda Southern.
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  18. ^ DW launches new English TV channel, 20 June 2015.
  19. ^ France 24 to challenge CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Published: 10 November 2006.
  20. ^ France launches world TV channel France's first international news channel has been launched into competition with BBC World and CNN.. 6 December 2006.
  21. ^ Television France 24: A Gallic view of the world, The head of France's new global news network tells Ciar Byrne why CNN has been discredited and the BBC's much-vaunted objectivity is 'bullshit.' Monday 15 October 2007
  22. ^ All News All the Time, And Now In French. "This channel will not be anti-American. But this channel has to discover international news with French eyes, like CNN discovers international news with American eyes," says Alain de Pouzilhac, head of news channel France 24. (By John Ward Anderson – The Washington Post), By John Ward Anderson, Washington Post Foreign Service, Thursday, 7 December 2006.
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  26. ^ Al Jazeera English's Channel YouTube
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  32. ^ How Turkey’s TRT World Wants to Win Over U.S. Online Video Viewers (EXCLUSIVE) By Janko Roettgers, 22 November 2017,
  33. ^ NDTV Retrieved 14 February 2020. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  36. ^ Slivka, Eric (19 June 2013). "Apple Adds WatchESPN, HBO GO, Sky News, and More to Apple TV". MacRumors. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  37. ^ "Sky News Live". YouTube. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  38. ^ a b "CBS News president: 'Not endeavoring' to be a cable news channel online". Capital New York. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  39. ^ a b "CBS launches first of its kind streaming news network 'CBSN'". The Wrap. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  40. ^ "CBS said to be developing streaming news channel". The New York Times. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  41. ^ "Leslie Moonves: CBS working on 24-hour digital news channel — Not working on bringing Joel McHale to late-night TV". 15 May 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  42. ^ a b c d "CBS News readies 24-hour 'CBSN' digital network". Capital New York. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2014.

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Reference articles

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