Today, NewsNet has announced that it will work with local TV stations across the country to keep the public informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the network is now offering short-term affiliations to stations in need of news during the pandemic.
“We understand that some stations who are interested in keeping the public up-to-date about the COVID-19 pandemic don’t have the bandwidth to commit to carrying a 24/7 news subchannel long term,” explained Eric Wotila, President of NewsNet, “So, during this national emergency, we’re offering NewsNet to any station that would like to carry it on a subchannel with no long-term commitment.”
To make these partnerships possible, NewsNet is providing loaner receivers to stations in need and will allow those stations to carry the network for weeks or months, in an effort to keep the public informed.
“As the current pandemic situation continues to evolve, viewers are turning to local TV stations for updates on what’s happening,” said Wotila, “According to Comscore, local news viewership is up an average of 11%, but not all TV stations produce their own local newscasts. We want to help those stations to keep their viewers informed as new developments rapidly unfold.”
NewsNet, which launched in January 2019, provides a quick look at top headlines every half hour and avoids the talk and opinion-based programming that’s become common on most 24-hour news channels. The rapidly growing network is available in 45 markets nationwide – including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and dozens more.
Stations interested in affiliating with NewsNet can email [email protected] to learn more.
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