Locast is once again expanding its service. After launching in Indianapolis just yesterday, the local broadcast TV streaming service announced today that it is now available to those in the Wilkes Barre, Scranton and Hazleton TV market in Pennsylvania.
“For the first time, more than 1.5 million residents in Wilkes Barre and the surrounding area will be able to watch all of their local TV stations on their phones, tablets, laptops or streaming media devices,” said Locast Founder and Chairman David Goodfriend. “When considering health, safety, or participation in our democracy through voting, Locast performs a critical public service by increasing access to local broadcast channels. This is especially important during this year’s election in a swing state like Pennsylvania.”
Viewers in the Wilkes Barre, Scranton and Hazleton area will have access to 16 local channels, including WNEP ABC 16, WBRE NBC 28, WYOU CBS 22, WOLF FOX 56, PBS, PBS Kids, Antenna TV, The CW, Bounce, Mystery, LAFF, True Crime, and more.
Goodfriend added, “We’re the only service that retransmits all your local TV channels via the internet. Through Locast, Pennsylvanians can stay on top of local emergency information or enjoy watching professional football – on the go, over the Internet. We are working diligently to make local broadcast more accessible to you, and especially for those who cannot get local TV channels from an off-air antenna or cannot afford a pay-TV subscription.”
Locast is accessible to viewers in more than 16 counties in the Wilkes Barre area including Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne, and Wyoming.
Locast is run by a nonprofit organization and rebroadcasts local stations. The service asks users for monthly donations as low as $5 to help cover operating costs. You can watch on TiVo, Android and iOS, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon, and Roku, as well as with Dish and DirecTV.
Visit locast.org to see if your area is covered and to get your full channel lineup.