For $1.99 a month, users can now sign up for Reuters TV. The British news agency is hoping to become a sort of “Netflix for news” by allowing users to personalize their news experience. Video segments range between five and thirty minutes, targeted towards consumers who are too busy to park themselves in front of the television for traditional news casts.
As the way consumers watch TV changes, news organizations are recognizing that even they can’t afford to be left behind. CBS and MSNBC have both launched live streaming web news channels. Others like CNN and Fox News have made their feeds available via the web to cable subscribers. Reuters is going a different route by offering a subscription-based service.