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CBS To Launch Online News Network

Its CBS, but this would still be pretty cool.

I really hope CBS concentrates more on the video aspect of this than anything else. After all, we already have plenty of news websites on the internet. What would be creative is a live video feed of a news channel that internet users could watch. The NRA already has an online news channel like this (though its not 24 hours) complete with live video. If the NRA can do it, why not CBS?

Why not Fox? Or CNN?

Heck, I'd probably have it playing in the background on my desktop all day while I'm working just so that I could listen to what's happening. I imagine that a lot of other people would do the same.

Rob Port is the owner and operator of Say Anything.


Comments (8)

Fox has a live radio... (Below threshold)


Fox has a live radio show - 24/7. Plus their growth has just about covered the world.

Except Aruba which only carries CNN.

Cindy

PS Is Paul ever coming ba... (Below threshold)

PS Is Paul ever coming back?

Cindy

RE: Rob's blogpost (July 13... (Below threshold)
AnonymousDrivel:

RE: Rob's blogpost (July 13, 2005 12:07 AM)

Heck, I'd probably have it playing in the background on my desktop all day while I'm working just so that I could listen to what's happening. I imagine that a lot of other people would do the same.

I'm already doing the live-feed version. Run the cable to processing center (EC/PC) and pipe the output to accommodating video card. Works best at a multi-monitor workstation but can be done on a single monitor just fine. Granted, an on-demand video library would be pretty useful for videobloggers (or anyone for that matter) but I'm not sure the content creators would want to disseminate that copyrighted material quite so readily.

Do you have access to news feeds whether via air or cable at your work desk?

No, not at my work desk. I... (Below threshold)
Rob:

No, not at my work desk. I don't even have cable at home. I'm not a big television watcher. I do have broadband internet though, at work and at home.

I guess I was thinking that it would be especially nice for travelers. Say you're sitting in an airport or some place with a wireless hotspot. Wouldn't it be nice to fire up Fox News on your laptop?

RE: Rob's post (July 13, 20... (Below threshold)
AnonymousDrivel:

RE: Rob's post (July 13, 2005 12:34 AM)

...it would be especially nice for travelers. Say you're sitting in an airport or some place with a wireless hotspot. Wouldn't it be nice to fire up Fox News on your laptop?

Yes, it would. Last few trips to the airport I went to had CNN locked in to every monitor in the terminal. I can stomach that for a little while but, sheesh, when that Crossfire show was on, I had to take breaks outside. Begala and Carville are just too much to take. I guess a few people agreed with that sentiment because the show was canned. [FOXnews strikes again]

FOX News used to broadcast ... (Below threshold)

FOX News used to broadcast on the internet. I started watching the channel a year before my cable company started carrying it.
As I recall, it was bandwidth limitations that made them quit at the time. Perhaps they should re-examine the idea in light of changes in technology?

can't say too much - but a ... (Below threshold)
vinnievin:

can't say too much - but a MAJOR cable news network already has this product. It is online in-house, and will be available to the public within a month.

If they build it, we won't ... (Below threshold)
penny:

If they build it, we won't come.

Why not just go to an animated nightly news? Total cartoon format. Cheaper. No expensive anchor contracts or set remodeling. CBS wants out of the old fogey image.




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