New York TV network offers live streams online for the first time
NEW YORK — The first-ever online TV service to offer live streams of broadcast TV has opened its doors in New York.
The NYTVNetwork is offering live broadcasts on a variety of channels, including cable networks CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, and the CW.
The service, which launched Tuesday, allows subscribers to stream channels including CNN, Fox and MSNBC, as well as CBS, ABC, NBC, and PBS.
There is no subscription fee for the service, and customers can watch the channels for free.
In addition to the live streaming, NYTV will also provide news and information, as part of a free, one-year subscription.
“This is a great example of the future of our television,” said NYTV CEO Michael B. Bostrom.
“We believe it is going to be a great model for how we create a platform for content creators to earn a living and make a living off of their work.”
Bostrom said NYtv Network has partnered with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon to offer streaming on the service.
While many TV providers have already offered streaming online, the NYTV Network is the first to offer the service on an online platform.
New York’s move toward an online TV landscape is a departure from its traditional television offerings, which have tended to be tied to cable.
In fact, the last time that NYTV Networks first launched an online streaming service was back in 2015, when the network launched its online TV app.
New York is not the only market where NYTV has taken a live-stream approach.
Earlier this month, NY TV also announced plans to offer more live programming via its website and mobile app.