CNBC relaunches with extensive live programming and video

cnbc.bmpBeginning today (Monday), CNBC is relaunching its web site, so that you can watch the programming from your computer — and it’s adding hours of live video not available until now.

To see all there is, go to the site and click on the various tabs. The company took us through a feature demonstration last week, and it’s extensive. CNBC has hired 55 more reporters and others editors for this; they’ll be posting 75 new videos each day.

It features between three and eight hours a live programming in a box at the top left hand side (see screen shot below). There’s a video player that you can place on your desktop to watch the live video. In the video player lower down (bottom right), there will be featured video news clips, and on other pages the video player will show clips relevant to accompanying stories.

The new CNBC will also feature a live newscast “Market in a Minute” at the top and bottom of each hour. The site will carry extensive blogging. A monthly subscription of $9.95 a month to “CNBC Plus” will provide three commericial-free live streams: CNBC U.S., CNBC Asia Pacific, and CNBC Europe.

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