NBC to launch streaming OTT news serviceMarch 12, 2019 08.02 Europe/London By Robert Briel NBC plans to launch its ad-supported streaming OTT news service named NBC News Now in early May.The service will be available free to viewers bringing eight hours of programming per day with live updates at the top of every hour in addition to breaking news.The news service is a continuation of NBC News Signal, which was launched in beta in October 2018.NBC News President Noah Oppenheim announced the news Monday at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.