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It’s Voting Time!

December 8, 2016

We are so excited that we are in the running for a few upcoming awards!

We’ve been nominated for the “Best New Streaming Service for 2016” for the Cordie Awards. These awards are given by Cord Cutters News and voting ends tomorrow! Click here or visit our Facebook or Twitter to vote for NewsON for the Best New Streaming Service for 2016.


We are also in the running in the CES Mobile App Showdown! Help us get a spot amongst the finalists for this award by voting HERE. All you have to do is click the small heart in the bottom left corner of the NewsON image. You have until December 24th to vote for NewsON in the CES Mobile App Showdown.

Happy Voting!

What We’re Watching…

December 7, 2016


Today the top stories in local news came from stations all across our map. See what we’ve been watching today-


1. Today we remember those who fought and those who lost their lives on this 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor: KHON & Hawaii News Now

2. Two people were injured in a shooting that took place at a Walmart in Glendale, AZ: KPHO & KTVK

3. Two teens were charged with setting the fires that led to the Gatlinburg, TN wildfires that killed more than a dozen people: WATE

4. Two law enforcement officers were shot in Americus, GA at Georgia Southwestern State University. One officer was killed and the other is in critical condition. The search is still underway for the shooter: WALB

New Stations Are Here!

December 5, 2016

In the past week we’ve added 5 new stations to our service! This brings our total to 175 stations in 110 U.S. markets.

KTUL – Tulsa, OK

WJAR – Providence, RI

KLEW – Lewiston, ID

KIMA – Yakima, WA

KATV- Little Rock, AR

Go check them out in our app and Roku channel today!

NewsON Attends Cox Institute Mobile News Lab Certificate Ceremony

December 2, 2016

We were thrilled to be a part of the Cox Institute’s Grady Mobile News Lab certificate ceremony on Wednesday night. The event was held to recognize the students who spent the semester exploring the impact mobile is making on the news industry. Students were challenged to create a story using only a mobile device and publishing on a mobile platform. This semester, two members of NewsON’s team were chosen to coach a group of students as they completed their projects. The end of the semester recognition featured Louis Gump, NewsON CEO, sharing his thoughts on the state of the mobile industry as the keynote speaker.


Dr. Keith Herndon led the students through the Mobile News Lab this semester. As the leader of the Cox Institute, he also partnered with NewsON as we established the first class of NewsON Ambassadors on UGA’s campus. The ambassadors were also recognized during the certificate ceremony for their promotion of NewsON on UGA’s campus.

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During the presentation of awards, Dr. Herndon announced the overall winner of the Mobile News Lab. The winners were Denver, Martha, and Reann who were coached by NewsON’s very own Editorial Lead Alex Sembra. Congratulations to the winning team on all of your hard work!


Thank you to the Cox Institute, Dr. Herndon, and student participants for welcoming us and your interest in NewsON as a company. We are very proud of all that the students accomplished this semester, and we are looking forward to seeing where this partnership takes us in the future.


Photos by Mollie Simon

Temporary Change to 8 Stations’ On-Demand Newscasts

November 30, 2016

As of November 30th, a change is in place for the NewsON service that will affect eight of our stations. This change applies to both our Mobile Apps and Roku Channel.  You will still be able to watch all of these stations during their LIVE newscasts, but previous newscasts are not available for these stations.  We anticipate that this is a temporary change, but we do not have an estimated date for restoring on-demand viewing for these stations.  We will continue to work as hard as possible to restore these broadcasts to NewsON. As soon as we have more information we will provide an update on this page.

The stations affected by this change are listed below along with a link to their regular schedule of LIVE newscasts:

Chicago, IL: WLS – http://abc7chicago.com/tvlistings/

Fresno, CA: KFSN – http://abc30.com/tvlistings/

Houston, TX: KTRK – http://abc13.com/tvlistings/

Los Angeles, CA: KABC – http://abc7.com/tvlistings/

New York, NY: WABC – http://abc7ny.com/tvlistings/

Philadelphia, PA: WPVI – http://6abc.com/tvlistings/

Raleigh, NC: WTVD – http://abc11.com/tvlistings/

San Francisco, CA: KGO – http://abc7news.com/tvlistings/

We understand the impact of this change and we are actively working to restore on-demand newscasts for these stations as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you can watch short news clips from these stations in the app and the full live newscast is available for viewing during scheduled times.

We appreciate your continued support of NewsON. Please feel free to email info@newson.us with any questions.