Introducing CBC News Explore

Our free streaming channel

Introducing CBC News Explore

Introducing CBC News Explore, our free channel for streaming audiences

CBC News Explore is a free 24/7 streaming news channel, offering audiences a new way to explore CBC News. This new stream is available on a growing number of digital and connected TV platforms including CBC Gem, the CBC News App, and The Roku Channel (channel 105 in Canada), with more to be added soon. CBC NEWS NETWORK remains CBC's 24-hour premium service for live-and-breaking news, available through cable and satellite providers and on CBC Gem.

As traditional streaming options get more expensive, new free options have been emerging in Canada. These new FAST (Free Ad-Supported Television) options aim to attract viewers to a new digital content environment, such as CBC NEWS EXPLORE.

CBC NEWS EXPLORE Original Programs

CBC News Explore brings together the very best of our CBC News video, current affairs and long-form programming, in addition to some original shows, including…


Now streaming weekdays (x 30 mins) at 11 a.m. ET
(repeats 4 p.m.and 7 p.m. ET).

Andrew Chang delves deeper into daily news by expanding our understanding of the stories everybody's talking about, featuring a blend of frank conversation, explainers and feature interviews.


Now streaming Wednesdays (x 30 mins) at 11:30 a.m. ET
(repeats 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET).

This weekly program is a destination for original stories that showcase the heart of local communities in Canada, featuring video journalism from local CBC News stations from coast to coast to coast to help audiences better understand how the headlines are affecting people across the country.


Now streaming new episodes monthly (6 x 30 mins) on Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. ET
(repeats at 4:30 p.m ET).

Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe explores the natural world and the impact of our changing climate with unbridled curiosity and a hands-on approach to better understand the urgent consequences of a warming planet. Wagstaffe isn't afraid to get her hands dirty (or actually eat dirt) in her search for genuine solutions. She asks surprising questions and connects different perspectives as she wanders, and sometimes stumbles, through forests, across oceans, up mountains, into laboratories and down some fascinating rabbit holes.

BIG: CBC News Original Documentary series

Premieres Wednesday Nov 30 at 12 p.m. ET
(repeats 8 p.m. ET) with new episodes available monthly (4 x 60 mins).

This original documentary series exposes industries that impact the everyday lives of Canadians in hidden ways, drawing on unseen archival footage that connects the dots between the news stories that dominate the headlines and our social media feeds. Candid interviews with insider experts shed light on the powerful players gaming the biggest and most culturally influential industries, from the digital music industry's monopoly over our culture; to dating apps that use our own hearts against us; to the true crime entertainment phenomenon that is influencing our actual justice system.

Susan Marjetti

“Today's launch of CBC News Explore marks an important moment in our evolution, ensuring we will be able to serve more people across Canada whenever, wherever or however they choose to consume our content,” said Susan Marjetti, General Manager of CBC News, Current Affairs and Local. “As Canada's public broadcaster, it is important we are there for people with trusted news and information 24/7 on their platform of choice whether radio, TV, digital or via a streaming channel like this one.”

Contact our team to learn more about available opportunities on CBC Gem and


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