NewsON today announced an new way to watch local TV news on Roku devices. The new Live News Zone feature, which is currently available exclusively on the Roku platform, provides viewers with instant access to nearby stations that are currently in a live news broadcast.
“This new breakthrough on the Roku platform is the latest tangible example of our dedication to advancing viewer-friendly features and expanding the local TV news audience,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “Over 120 local TV news stations can be live at one time in NewsON, which allows our viewers to have even quicker instant access to thousands of journalists covering stories that are relevant to them. Whether they want to watch live local news when traveling, or want to see local coverage of a major breaking news event from another city, NewsON now provides a unique way to stay connected to local news coverage wherever and whenever it breaks.”
“The Roku platform is designed to provide customers with convenient access to streamed content,” said Ed Lee, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Roku. “Likewise, NewsON is known for delivering industry firsts and connecting viewers to live news content in a quick, effective way. The Live News Zone is user-friendly, helpful and simple to use and is a great addition to our combined services.”
NewsON lets cord cutters have access to live and on-demand local newscasts as well as local news clips on mobile, web and connected TV devices. NewsON is a free,new service 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 is available for Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, Amazon Fire tablets, and on the Roku platform on Roku players and Roku TVs.
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