NewsON Enhances Industry Leading Roku Channel, Increasing Access to Local News Nationwide
NewsON introduces product redesign on Roku platform
ATLANTA, June 6, 2018 – NewsON, the groundbreaking destination to stream local news video from across the U.S., today announced the launch of its redesigned Roku channel. The updated channel includes a streamlined experience for viewers, providing instant access to trusted local news broadcasts both live and on-demand from across the country. The product was conceived with the viewer in mind, and many of the changes were built directly in response to specific consumer requests.
The NewsON experience offers a contemporary, inviting design to encourage exploration and discovery. The updated channel increases viewer control through a new home screen experience, which allows easier access to broadcasts from over 190 trusted stations across the country. Breaking news is now prominently featured in the channel with major events and stories from local experts highlighted. Viewers are also given more opportunity to create a deeper connection with their favorite local news station and discover relevant content.
“NewsON is the definitive app for local news nationwide. We know people trust their local TV news stations, and we are passionate about connecting them with coverage from the local experts,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “We listened to our viewers and incorporated their requests into this new Roku product, reinforcing our ability to serve our customers while growing the audience and revenue for our partners.
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 product features flexible navigation that encourages discovery, offering instant access to broadcast-quality video. It also enables users to search by market to find coverage of breaking news events from multiple stations. NewsON is free to download with no login required on iOS, Android, and Roku.
NewsON provides a nationwide lineup of local news from 192 trusted, credible TV stations, giving consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 126 markets covering 90% 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. NewsON includes local television newscasts from 16 different station ownership groups who are dedicated to serving customers across platforms in their communities and beyond.