Tag: Local TV

  • Judge Permanently Bars Locast From Continuing Its Operations

    Judge Permanently Bars Locast From Continuing Its Operations

    In another major blow for Locast and its efforts to stream local channels over the internet, a judge has permanently barred the streamer from continuing operations. The service has taken a number of hits in recent weeks following Judge Louis L. Stanton’s decision to rule against Locast’s request for a summary judgment in its ongoing […]

  • Local TV Will No Longer Need Local Studios

    Local TV Will No Longer Need Local Studios

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently eliminated an 80-year-old rule that required stations to have a studio inside the market they are servicing. The rule was adopted nearly 80 years ago “to facilitate input from community members and the station’s participation in community activities,” the FCC said. But that’s no longer necessary because residents “can interact […]

  • LocalBTV Launches a New 100% FREE Live Local TV Streaming Service

    LocalBTV Launches a New 100% FREE Live Local TV Streaming Service

    Today LocalBTV announced their new streaming service to offer local TV streamed online for free. LocalBTV is a live TV streaming service that focuses on streaming local TV. Launching first in the greater San Francisco area, it will stream 35 local channels for free on their app. While currently only in the greater San Francisco […]

  • So Why Are So Few Local Channels Available Through Streaming Services? We Explain

    So Why Are So Few Local Channels Available Through Streaming Services? We Explain

    The release of Hulu’s live TV service raised a major question among cord cutters. Many cord cutters had expected that because Hulu’s owners include ABC, FOX, and NBC they would be getting their locals through Hulu’s new live TV beta. So we wanted to sit down and take a look at why services such as […]

  • Pluto TV is Adding Support for Live Local Channels

    Pluto TV is Adding Support for Live Local Channels

    Pluto TV is one of the most popular free streaming apps on many popular devices such as Rokus and Fire TVs. A wide range of content curated into a single interface has made it a favorite app for many cord cutters. Now Pluto TV is testing out adding local channels from your antenna right into […]

  • A New Startup Wants to Live Stream Local Broadcast TV For Free

    A New Startup Wants to Live Stream Local Broadcast TV For Free

    Ever wish you could stream local channels for free? Now with a new startup app called PhoenixBTV you can do just that in the Phoenix area. PhoenixBTV currently offers a mix of local stations and broadcast channels such as AZTV, MeTV, TuffTV, This TV, Retro TV, Rev’n, Azteca, and Estrella, among others; however, it does […]

  • Local TV Benefits from Cord Cutting Growth

    Cord cutting is continuing to see strong growth, and now local TV stations are starting to see the benefits of that growth. A recent report from BIA/Kelsey shows that some markets, such as Detroit, are seeing a 19% increase in revenues over 2016 for two big reasons: primaries and, more importantly, advertisers’ desire to reach […]