Netflix may be planning a weekly news magazine show

The streaming giant has already expanded into documentaries, original shows and movies.

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Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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Netflix could be working on a way to bulk up in news.

The streaming behemoth is in the early stages of developing a weekly news magazine show that would rival CBS' "60 Minutes" and ABC's "20/20," Marketwatch reported Tuesday. The publication cited an unnamed TV exec who it said worked with Netflix on a documentary series. (CBS is the parent company of CNET.)

Netflix has expanded its ambitions by spending billions of dollars on original series, documentaries and talk shows. A news show could become another part of that effort.

The company didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.