The next network of news sources to debut on TV, digital platforms and mobile will be launched in April 2019, it was revealed on Wednesday.
News, Current, Discovery and Fusion will all launch on a platform similar to the new TV networks, and the network will be supported by a raft of apps to make it easier for viewers to access and consume news and current events.
“We will deliver a new, immersive, and flexible news experience that will make it as easy as possible to find, follow, and consume all the news you want,” said David Meehan, the executive vice president of news for Discovery, in a statement.
“We are making this change to improve our coverage of the most important stories of the day.”
The news networks will join the BBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, NBC, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg, along with other major news and digital platforms such as the New York Times, CNN and Vox.
News has long been a key pillar of the news and entertainment industry, with the BBC and the BBC World service dominating the news for years.
But with newsrooms and audiences shrinking, many are now turning to online news sources, where they can watch in real-time as the stories unfold.
In addition to Discovery, Fusion and Current will also offer live and on-demand programming.
“The news and news content on our platforms will be accessible to anyone who wants to access it and watch it on demand.
It will also be easier for anyone to discover news stories from across the world,” Meeham said.”
Discovery, Current and Fusion, along as other digital platforms, will make this news experience as simple as possible for viewers,” he added.
The news sites are expected to be joined by more than 200 others across a range of verticals, including Discovery, ABC News, Fox, CNN International, CBS News, The New York Post, The Washington Post, BBC World, and Vox, which is launching its own news service, The Verge said.