Haystack, a free, ad-supported streaming service that focuses on local news, has signed a new multiyear deal with Hubbard Broadcasting. The deal will bring local TV news content from Hubbard’s six local TV network affiliates to Haystack’s streaming platforms.
“New platforms, such as Haystack TV, are extending the reach of our TV properties and offering new revenue streams for the quality broadcast journalism found on our Hubbard local network TV affiliates,” said Kurt Christopher, General Manager of Digital, Hubbard Broadcast Television Group. “Haystack TV helps extend the reach of our brands and bring new utility to the award-winning work of our local TV news broadcasters in Minnesota, New Mexico and New York.”
The networks owned by Hubbard include:
- WNYT-TV in New York
- WHEC-TV in New York
- KSTP/KSTC-TV/ABC 5 in Minneapolis-St. Paul
- WDIO-TV in N. Minnesota
- KOB-TV in New Mexico
- KAAL-TV/ABC 6 NEWS in S. Minnesota
With the addition of these stations, Haystack now offers over 300 local broadcasters and news providers on its free platform, covering over 90% of major metropolitan areas in the US.
“Haystack TV is very pleased to add Hubbard’s high-quality local network affiliates to its growing roster of local TV news content providers,” said Haystack TV CEO and co-founder Daniel Barreto. “Usage and engagement is surging in these difficult times, where hyper-relevant news is vital, and the agreement with Hubbard opens new markets and strengthens our local content portfolio.”
Haystack TV is available worldwide on the Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku streaming platforms; Hisense, LG, Samsung and Vizio Smart TVs; Android and iOS mobile devices; and online at www.haystack.tv.
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