NewsON Bolsters Local News Service With Meredith Corporation Partnership
NEWSON BOLSTERS LOCAL NEWS SERVICE WITH MEREDITH CORPORATION PARTNERSHIP
NewsON Expands U.S. Local News Coverage Including Two New
Top 25 Markets
ATLANTA, June 22, 2016 – NewsON, a venture dedicated to distributing local news nationwide across multiple platforms, today announced the addition of Meredith Corporation, a leading media and marketing company as their newest local news broadcast partner.
Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 owned or operated television stations, reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. At launch, three Meredith stations will be added to the NewsON roster — KPHO and KTVK in Phoenix and KMOV in St. Louis with potential for additional stations in the coming months. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile, tablets and video to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.
“The addition of Meredith comes at an exciting time for us as we continue to grow our local station reach,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “These three stations serve very large populations in Phoenix and St. Louis which makes a major positive impact as we continue to move towards NewsON’s vision of providing relevant local TV news to anyone, anywhere, anytime.”
With the immediate addition of Phoenix and St. Louis, NewsON now features video content from 141 stations in 99 markets covering 48 of the top 50 markets and 80% of the U.S. population.
“NewsON brings added value to Meredith’s local TV stations,” said Matt Strait, VP of Digital for Meredith. “We’re excited to kick off our partnership by offering our viewers in Phoenix and St. Louis even more ways to access our local news content as well as content from stations around the country.”
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 Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for more than 110 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms â€“ including broadcast television, magazines, and digital â€“ to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.
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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