ATLANTA, January 3, 2017 – NewsON today announced the launch of its new website, WatchNewsON.com, featuring live local news broadcasts from 175 stations around the U.S. The website is a complementary service to the NewsON app giving people access to free live, local news from any web browser on PCs, Apple or Android smartphones, Amazon tablets and smart TVs.
News watchers can search from WatchNewsON.com by city, zip code or station name on any supported web browser to find stations currently broadcasting live news within the area of their choice.
“NewsON is described as quick, live and local news nationwide, and that is exactly what we envision for WatchNewsON.com,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “We’ve developed a new way for NewsON viewers to access instant coverage from any supported local news station directly from any web browser. The website builds upon NewsON’s robust platform by providing users with a new channel to access important news. What’s really great about the website is that it features all live newscasts from a single site.”
NewsON comprises of 175 stations in 110 markets covering 84% of the U.S. population, including 48 of the top 50 markets and 89 out of the top 100 markets.
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. 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, it’s received a very favorable response from users, with positive ratings as well as expressions of gratitude for its service across platforms.
In addition to the current search, news clip and video clip features, NewsON will be announcing additional features in 2017.
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, Capitol Broadcasting, 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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