Newsworld Online delivers breaking news
from CBC.ca archives
Wed, 3 Jul 1996
During the 1996 fall season launch, CBC Newsworld unveils its new internet site at www.newsworld.cbc.ca, described as, “Canada’s first up-to-the-minute, online TV news service with real-time video.”
For the first time, breaking news stories and headlines grace a major CBC site, though they are limited to three “top stories” and a few other reports. News content is updated between noon and 7 p.m.
“There’s no doubt about it – the landscape of news reporting is about to change. And CBC Newsworld is going to be Canada’s first and foremost important contributor to the new era of the internet,” says CBC president Perrin Beatty.
CBC Television video content is also offered, using the VDOLive Player. The site is sponsored by IBM.
Media coverage is positive. “Boon for the international traveller," wrote the Toronto Star. But it was also suggested that the move was a way for Newsworld to get a headline news channel without a CRTC license.