NewsON Platform Expands with Launch of Local News Video Browser Experience
Local News Video Clips Are Now Accessible from NewsON.us, Featuring Trending, High-Profile Videos and Categories
ATLANTA—NewsON, a venture dedicated to distributing local news nationwide across multiple platforms, today announced the launch of their video browser experience, bringing viewers another way to easily watch and search for local news video clips from NewsON.
For the first time on the web, viewers can now access NewsON’s local news video clips from across the country in one convenient location at NewsON.us. This website provides a complementary experience to the NewsON streaming app with top trending and high-profile clips highlighted for instant access. In addition to finding curated videos arranged in categories such as weather, elections 2016, and education, consumers also have easy access to download the full NewsON streaming app from the web.
“We’re excited to roll out the NewsON browser experience because it creates a fresh way for people to watch many of the best local news videos from TV stations across the country,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “Now anyone with an internet connection and a web browser can access these video clips on any device. This launch is another step toward NewsON’s vision to provide access to nationwide local news content to all consumers regardless of platform. Additionally, it enables NewsON and our station partners to explore innovative ways to connect audiences with the communities they care about via local news.”
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. NewsON features video content from 142 stations in 100 markets covering 48 of the top 50 markets and 81% of the U.S. population. 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.
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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