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NBC To Post Complete ‘Nightly News’ Broadcast On MSNBC.com Beginning Nov. 7

nbcoct31.jpgThe press release subhead says it all: “America’s No. 1 network evening newscast will now be available beginning at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT on America’s No. 1 news Web site.”

In a major step forward for online news, NBC Nightly News will be “broadcast as is, in its entirety and free of charge, online exclusively at MSNBC.com,” beginning Nov. 7. The Netcast will go online at 10pm, after the evening newscast ends on the West Coast. It will be the same program that aired earlier on NBC, including breaking news updates. Past broadcasts will be archived on the site.

“This is the next logical step for ‘Nightly’ and NBC News,” Steve Capus says in the release. “As the leader on the broadcast side, and with our partnership in the leading online news and information site, MSNBC.com, it couldn’t be a better fit. We know that just as fast as technology is changing, people’s lives are changing too, and they expect our newscasts to keep up with those changes. With this announcement we are doing just that.”

> Update: 7:33pm: “The free streaming CBS Evening News, anchored by Bob Schieffer and offered on CBSnews.com, is significantly tweaked to avoid ruffling the feathers of CBS affiliates, who prefer not to see an exact duplicate of one of their network franchises on another platform,” TV Week notes…

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