New Service Gains Momentum by Connecting People with Local TV News Anytime, Anywhere
ATLANTA, November 4, 2016 â€“ November 4 marks the one year anniversary of the launch of NewsON, a groundbreaking platform that connects people to local coverage from 170 local TV news stations nationwide.
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, web and connected TV devices. Since its launch, NewsON has reached a level of success that serves as a testament to its teamâ€™s vision to provide access to timely and relevantÂ local newsÂ across platforms.
â€œSince launchingÂ NewsONÂ a year ago, we haveÂ become an invaluableÂ service for people across the nation,â€ said Louis Gump, CEO ofÂ NewsON. â€œThe many accomplishments that we have been able to achieve, including our media and broadcast partnerships, significant viewer growth, and rapid expansion of our station roster, are great milestones for our company and the people we are helping to connect to their communities and the news they care about.â€
At launch, NewsON formed by way of partnership with the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General and Raycom Media. The partnership group has since grown to eight strategic investors with the addition of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Capitol Broadcasting Company. Additional content partners include Berkshire Hathaway, Dispatch Broadcast Group, Forum Communications, Meredith Corporation, Graham Media Group, TEGNA, and Nexstar.
NewsONâ€™s success and achievements since its launch are attributed to the immense support from consumers, industry professionals, media, and broadcast partners. NewsON has grown its company, services and contribution to communities nationwide with notable milestones along the way:
NewsON is a free, ad-supported app featuring 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. Additionally, itâ€™s received a very favorable response from users, with positive ratings as well as expressions of gratitude for its service across platforms.
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.
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