Televisionation: CBS News Digital Chief, Christy Tanner, in Conversation with the iTV Doctor
February 4, 2021
Televisionation: Friday Fireside features Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor, in conversation with prominent figures from the advanced-TV/video industry. This week’s Friday Fireside features Christy Tanner, EVP and General Manager of CBS News Digital. To paraphrase Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove,” CBS News Digital is the reason Americans learned to stop worrying and love the news. With a Billion (with a “B”) streams in 2020, the service is on a roll. Christy explains the service’s content structure, revenue model and technical growth to handle the massive increase in audience over the past four years, with a substantial acceleration in 2020. In the opinion of the good doctor, CBS News Digital is poised for substantial additional growth with the launch of Paramount +. Full disclosure: Rick Howe is a Viacom alum, a ViacomCBS shareholder and a serious news junkie!