CBC News Plans Fall Launch of Free Streaming News Channel

OTTAWA, Canada—As part of a new strategic plan to better serve audiences across Canada on both television and digital platforms, CBC News has announced plans to launch a new free ad supported streaming channel in the fall. 

“The world of news media, TV and video journalism is changing rapidly. Yet the demand for trusted, quality journalism is unchanged. To reach audiences in new ways, we are making a strategic push into the world of streaming news with the launch of a FAST channel, while continuing to broaden and deepen the storytelling on our flagship program, `The National,'” said Susan Marjetti, general manager of news, current affairs and local, CBC.