CBSN is a streaming video news channel operated by the CBS News and CBS Interactive divisions of CBS Corporation, which launched on November 6, 2014. CBSN is designed primarily as an online-oriented service; it is distributed solely through the cbsnews.com website, mobile apps, and via apps for digital media player devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku, rather than traditional platforms such as television, broadcast or otherwise. Since September 21, 2015, some CBSN segments are repurposed on the CBS television network as part of CBS Overnight News
According to Moonves, CBSN is designed primarily to leverage the resources of CBS News and other CBS-owned entities to “create exciting, highly competitive new services that meet evolving audience preferences for content consumption”; viewers can watch CBSN live as a linear service, or watch previous segments on-demand
The service draws content from CBS News along with other CBS properties, such as CBS Sports, CNET, Entertainment Tonight, and CBS affiliated television stations. It airs a looping broadcast of the CBS Morning News from 5 to 7 a.m. ET, morning show CBSN AM from 7 to 8 a.m. ET, and segments from CBS This Morning Monday through Saturday at 8 a.m. ET, one hour after the live East Coast television broadcast. CBSN also features the CBS Milestone segments, showcasing classic stories and interviews from CBS News programs such as Face the Nation.