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Hurricane Matthew Storm Watchers: Watch Live Coverage from Local TV Stations in the Path of the Storm via NewsON

October 6, 2016

Download the NewsON App for Free and NewsON Will Donate $1 per New Viewer, Up to $10,000, to Hurricane Relief Efforts

 

ATLANTA, Oct.  5, 2016 – Alert topic: Hurricane Matthew – “We are deeply committed to keeping people informed and connected to the best possible local storm coverage during Hurricane Matthew,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “We also want to do our part in helping with the recovery by donating on behalf of our viewers to the relief efforts. By allowing people to access, free of charge, many local news stations covering Hurricane Matthew in one place, we are bringing their local expertise to a nationwide audience. Our thoughts are with the people and communities already affected, and for those that may be over the coming days.”

NewsON today stated that it will donate $1 per download* of the NewsON app to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in a call-to-action to get people involved nationally. NewsON is free to download with no login required on iOS, Android, Amazon tablets, and Roku TV.

Download NewsON using the link below for immediate, free access to Hurricane Matthew coverage: http://www.newson.us/download

NewsON provides consumers with access to live and on-demand local newscasts as well as local news clips on mobile and connected TV devices. The free, ad-supported app features flexible navigation that encourages discovery, offering instant access to broadcast-quality video. It also enables users to search by market via an interactive map and for curated content linking coverage of breaking news events from multiple stations.

About NewsON 

NewsON provides a nationwide lineup of local news from 167 trusted, credible TV stations, giving consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 107 markets covering 83% of the U.S. population. NewsON is available for Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, Amazon tablets, and Roku devices, and offers a free, ad-supported app which features instant access to broadcast-quality video. The NewsON ownership group includes the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General, Raycom Media and Sinclair Broadcast Group, and also includes additional station groups that are dedicated to serving customers across platforms in their communities and beyond.

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*7-day donation period with funds capped at $10,000.

NewsON Named as an Upstarter in HUB Magazine

September 30, 2016

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) publication releases latest issue focused on Media and Entertainment Technology.

ATLANTA, September 30, 2016 – NewsON was named as an innovative Upstarter company in the latest issue of Hub Magazine, a publication managed by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and one of the nation’s largest and most prominent state trade organizations dedicated to technology and innovation. The Upstarter section showcases innovators and startups in Georgia.

Atlanta based, NewsON, is the first-of-its-kind service that provides consumers with access to live and on-demand local newscasts as well as local news clips on mobile and connected TV devices. The free, ad-supported app features flexible navigation that encourages discovery, offering instant access to broadcast-quality video. It also enables users to search by market via an interactive map and for curated content linking coverage of breaking news events from multiple stations.

“We are part of a significant ecosystem, and there is a lot of talent here both in the news business and within the technology sector,” Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON said. “It’s a very dynamic time for technology as it applies to news and information. People want their news on a platform that is most convenient to them, and they want it at a time that is most convenient when on-the-go. There is nothing else like us in the news delivery business, but we must keep innovating if we are to remain unique.”

View the digital version of the magazine by visiting www.hubga.com or www.magcloud.com.

About Hub Magazine

Hub Magazine features timely news, ideas, people and trends that are at the intersection of Georgia’s Emerging technology community. Published bimonthly, HUB Magazine is a publication of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and reaches more than 30,000 technologists via print and digital distribution.  Learn more at: www.hubga.com

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.hubga.com . To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

About NewsON 

NewsON provides a nationwide lineup of local news from 167 trusted, credible TV stations, giving consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 107 markets covering 83% of the U.S. population. NewsON is available for Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, and Roku devices, and offers a free, ad-supported app which features instant access to broadcast-quality video. The NewsON ownership group includes the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General, Raycom Media and Sinclair Broadcast Group, and also includes additional station groups that are dedicated to serving customers across platforms in their communities and beyond.

 

NewsON Ownership Group Expands with the Addition of Capitol Broadcasting

September 21, 2016

Capitol Broadcasting Extends NewsON Local News Coverage with Launch of WRAL

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ATLANTA, September 21, 2016 – NewsON today announced its partnership with Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., a recognized leader in innovation for the television industry. This includes both an investment in NewsON and the addition of pioneering station WRAL in North Carolina’s Research Triangle.

The arrival of Capitol is a major step forward for NewsON towards becoming the essential local news source for a national audience.

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Capitol Broadcasting augments existing coverage from two founding member stations in the Research Triangle with the addition of WRAL, resulting in especially strong coverage of the region.  It also increases NewsON’s nationwide local news coverage to 167 stations in 107 markets covering 83% of the U.S. population, including 48 of the top 50 markets.

“This is a great partnership for us as a business and as a service to our communities,” said James F. Goodmon, Jr., Vice President and General Manager of the Capitol Broadcasting New Media Group. “We have long been dedicated to serving our customers on the platforms that matter, and NewsON fills a void in the marketplace. It will attract new viewers to our content, and allow us to generate new revenue on digital platforms, while also complementing our existing businesses.”

“We’re excited to welcome Capitol Broadcasting to the NewsON family,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “Partnering with such an innovative, forward-looking television broadcaster is another milestone for our company and the people we are helping to connect with their communities. We have many of the most progressive and dedicated station groups active in NewsON already. The arrival of Capitol is another major step forward for NewsON towards our goal of becoming the essential local news source for a national audience.”

NewsON is the first-of-its-kind service that provides consumers with access to live and on-demand local newscasts as well as local news clips on mobile and connected TV devices. The free, ad-supported app features flexible navigation that encourages discovery, offering instant access to broadcast-quality video. It also enables users to search by market via an interactive map and for curated content linking coverage of breaking news events from multiple stations. The NewsON app has received a very favorable response from users, with positive ratings as well as expressions of gratitude for its service across platforms.

The NewsON app is available for Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, and on the Roku platform on Roku players and Roku TVs. Download NewsON from iTunes, Google Play and Roku Channel Store.

About Capitol Broadcasting

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM , WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace , CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality and Bull Durham Beer Co. in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC.

About NewsON 

NewsON provides a nationwide lineup of local news from 167 trusted, credible TV stations, giving consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 107 markets covering 83% of the U.S. population. NewsON is available for Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, and Roku devices, and offers a free, ad-supported app which features instant access to broadcast-quality video. The NewsON ownership group includes the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General, Raycom Media and Sinclair Broadcast Group, and also includes additional station groups that are dedicated to serving customers across platforms in their communities and beyond.

Media Contacts:

Valerie Christopherson/Lora Wilson

Global Results Communications (GRC)

+1-949-608-0276

NewsON@globalresultspr.com

 

NewsON Improves Breaking News Coverage and Expands Its Broadcast Availability with TitanTV

September 7, 2016

NewsON, joined by TitanTV, will showcase its innovative service for local broadcast stations at the 2016 NAB Small Market Television Exchange

ATLANTA—NewsON expands its TitanTV partnership with an improved Electronic Programming Guide, adding to an already powerful toolset for local broadcast stations. NewsON and TitanTV are showcasing their robust platform offerings across mobile, connected TV and web at the 2016 NAB Small Markets Television Exchange (SMTE) from September 15-17.

“TitanTV streamlines the programming process, improves broadcast availability, and ultimately makes watching local news more accessible and enjoyable.”

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TitanTV enables television broadcasters to maintain and update their stations’ schedules through its powerful software solution and website offerings. TitanTV powers the local station programming guide for several of the active station groups within the NewsON app. Their service curates a station’s programming guide to determine which newscasts appear in NewsON, allowing viewers easy access to current and future local station programming. Viewers can also use the programming guides created by TitanTV to quickly find on-demand news coverage from the previous 48 hours within the NewsON app.

“The NewsON app allows busy newsrooms to efficiently deliver their live news on the ever-growing number of digital streaming platforms,” said Mick Rinehart, President of TitanTV. “Our partnership with NewsON enables our mutual clients to use MediaStar to ensure last-minute changes to their data feed for the NewsON app are reflected in real time.”

“Our partnership with TitanTV reinforces NewsON’s commitment to instantly deliver reliable, local news nationwide,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “TitanTV streamlines the programming process, improves broadcast availability, and ultimately makes watching local news more accessible and enjoyable.”

NewsON is the first-of-its-kind service that provides consumers with access to live and on-demand local newscasts as well as local news clips on mobile and connected TV devices. The free, ad-supported app features flexible navigation that encourages discovery, offering instant access to broadcast-quality video. It also enables users to search by market via an interactive map and for curated content linking coverage of breaking news events from multiple stations. The NewsON app has received a very favorable response from users, with positive ratings as well as expressions of gratitude for its service across platforms.

The NewsON app is available for Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, and on the Roku platform on Roku players and Roku TVs. Download NewsON from iTunes, Google Play and Roku Channel Store.

About TitanTV, Inc.

An independently-owned company located in Cedar Rapids, IA, TitanTV provides television viewers with consistent, high quality program and channel information that they are able to find on local broadcasters’ websites, www.titantv.com or www.antennaweb.org. Their products ensure that businesses serving those viewers can manage and deliver such information in the most efficient way possible by using powerful tools that enable television broadcasters to maintain their stations’ schedules efficiently and economically. TitanTV’s products and services are backed by a friendly and knowledgeable staff that provides the best service and support in the industry. TitanTV’s corporate website is located at: http://www.titantvinc.com/

About NewsON

NewsON provides a nationwide lineup of local news from 163 trusted, credible TV stations, giving consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 108 markets covering 83% of the U.S. population. NewsON is available for Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, and Roku devices, and offers a free, ad-supported app which features instant access to broadcast-quality video. The NewsON ownership group includes the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General, Raycom Media and Sinclair Broadcast Group, and also includes additional station groups that are dedicated to serving customers across platforms in their communities and beyond.

Contacts

Global Results Communications (GRC)
Valerie Christopherson/Lora Wilson
+1-949-608-0276
NewsON@globalresultspr.com

NewsON Introduces Mobile Multi-Station Alerts and Continues Growth with Station Additions

August 30, 2016

NewsON’s latest update provides viewers with an enhanced alerting experience and greater coverage with the addition of 14 stations

Screenshot of NewsON multi-station alerts (Graphic: Business Wire)
Screenshot of NewsON multi-station alerts (Graphic: Business Wire)

 

August 30, 2016

ATLANTA–NewsON today announced the availability of breaking news alerts that deliver instant access to coverage from multiple local TV stations via one notification in its mobile app. In addition, NewsON continues to expand its U.S. market footprint with the arrival of 14 new stations in August.

“NewsON is committed to connecting people to the communities they care about by expanding the audience for local news coverage”

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Multi-station alerts give viewers a choice of which station to watch when breaking news stories are being covered by several stations in the NewsONapp.

As an example, recent tropical weather events illustrate how consumers benefit when selecting what coverage is most useful to them. Below, you can see how stations in Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach all tracked the development of the storm. Viewers had the option of choosing among five different stations that were all covering the story in cities that had the potential to be affected.

In addition to providing access across a wide area, multi-station alerts also play an important role when notifying users of local breaking news. If an event is taking place in a specific city, viewers can easily see all of the NewsON stations in that metropolitan area that are covering the event. For example, NewsON now has 39 cities with more than one station, so when news breaks the alert allows the viewer to choose which station they would prefer to watch.

NewsON has also expanded its reach this month with the addition of 14 new stations, four of which are in new markets including Charleston, WV; El Paso, TX; Springfield, IL and Syracuse, NY. NewsON now features video content from 163 stations in 108 markets covering 83% of the U.S. population. NewsON covers 48 of the top 50 markets, and 88 of the top 100 markets.

“NewsON is committed to connecting people to the communities they care about by expanding the audience for local news coverage,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “Viewers have told us that they love our alerts, and wanted more choices, so that’s what we’re delivering. Viewers have also shared that they wanted more cities and stations, so we’re adding them – a lot of them. It’s energizing to see more and more people viewing NewsON as a uniquely valuable source for local news nationwide, and moving us to their phone’s home screen.”

NewsON is the first-of-its-kind service that provides consumers with access to live and on-demand local newscasts as well as local news clips on mobile and connected TV devices. The free, ad-supported app features flexible navigation that encourages discovery, offering instant access to broadcast-quality video. It also enables users to search by market via an interactive map and for curated content linking coverage of breaking news events from multiple stations. The NewsON app has received a very favorable response from users, with positive ratings as well as expressions of gratitude for its service across platforms.

The NewsON app is available for Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, and on the Roku platform on Roku players and Roku TVs. Download NewsON from iTunes, Google Play and Roku Channel Store.

About NewsON
NewsON provides a nationwide lineup of local news from trusted, credible TV stations, giving consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips. NewsON is available for Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, and Roku devices, and offers a free, ad-supported app which features instant access to broadcast-quality video. The NewsON ownership group includes the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General, Raycom Media and Sinclair Broadcast Group, and also includes additional station groups that are dedicated to serving customers across platforms in their communities and beyond.