Today the free streaming service Locast announced that they are expanding into Atlanta and Phoenix. Locast is a live TV streaming service that launched back in January 2018 in New York City to offer access to 15 stations including ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Recently, Locast has been rolling out to new markets including South Dakota. Don’t expect Locast to stop there, according to the people behind the service they plan to keep expanding into other markets later this year. With Locast, you can stream ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC among others for free in Denver, Atlanta, Phoenix, Washington DC., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, New York, and South Dakota.
“Locast is now in 15 markets across the country, serving almost 40 million TV Households,” said David Goodfriend, founder of Locast said in a statement sent to Cord Cutters News. “Residents of Atlanta and Phoenix now will have better access to local weather reports, emergency information, and local professional and college football.”
“Hundreds of thousands of fans of local broadcast programming have enjoyed Locast. We’re thrilled to give back to the people of Atlanta and Phoenix their local TV,” added Goodfriend.
Back in July ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC sued to shutdown Locast saying it did not have the rights to stream local OTA TV. Locast sent Cord Cutters News the following statement about the lawsuit. “Locast is an independent, non-profit organization that provides a public service retransmitting free over-the-air broadcasts. Its activities are expressly permitted under the Copyright Act. The fact that no broadcasters have previously filed suit for more than a year and a half suggests that they recognize this. We look forward to defending the claims—and the public’s right to receive transmissions broadcast over the airwaves—in the litigation.”
For now, it seems that this lawsuit is not slowing Locast down as it continues to expand into new markets.
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