NBC News says it wants to start streaming service

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack says he wants to start a streaming service for the news division and is currently exploring ways to do it.

The service would operate alongside NBC's cable channel, MSNBC, which benefits from the interest in politics and frequently is the second most popular cable channel in prime time after Fox News Channel.

Fox recently announced plans for its own subscription streaming service, Fox Nation, which will provide original opinion programming.

Lack said Wednesday that the details of how NBC's service would differentiate itself from rivals are still up in the air.