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Even though the streaming ecosystem is getting inundated with competition, Christy Tanner says there’s room for plenty of news organizations.
“I don’t think there’s such a thing as too much news,” said Tanner, EVP and GM of CBS News Digital, at TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit’s keynote interview on Sept 25. “More sources of news and more resources going into reporting and journalism is a good thing for everybody.”
In a conversation with TVNewsCheck Contributing Editor Janet Stilson, Tanner struck down the notion that “news is a winner-take-all space.
“This idea that there’s this horse race among news organizations to be No. 1 … or to crush the others, I wouldn’t apply that,” she said.
Instead, Tanner has observed industry-wide “support of solid journalism regardless of the outlet where it comes from,” which may not exactly be the headline that trades find themselves chasing.
She added that CBS News regularly books journalists from other newsgroups and doesn’t consider the streaming space hotly competitive among outlets largely because a common currency of third-party metrics has yet to emerge there.
“We look at our numbers, which are growing triple digit year-over-year,” Tanner said, “and when we look at our distribution, how long we’ve been in the marketplace, how we’ve refined our playbook and what our results are, we assume that we’re leading the news space.”
Stilson asked Tanner whether the recently announced rebrand of CBS All Access — which, beginning early next year, will be called Paramount Plus — might cause consumer confusion