Today The Weather Channel announced that they have partnered with Tribune to bring local news to their Local Now service. With this deal The Weather Channel’s Local Now service gains access to local news from the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Miami Herald, Baltimore Sun and more.
“We’re excited to partner with Tribune Content Agency as one of the leading news services in the country,” said Shimika Wilder Jones, vice president of strategy and business operations at Weather Group. “With this partnership, viewers will be able to receive quality, community-focused content from some of the country’s leading news outlets in a visual and digestible format.”
“By partnering with Local Now, we’re able to further amplify Tribune Content Agency’s unique syndication service to even more consumers,” said Wayne Lown, General Manager, Tribune Content Agency. “We’re proud to work with an innovative service such as Local Now to deliver important, up-to-the-minute information to modern audiences.”
Additional local news content partners with Local Now include The Associated Press, Reuters, Foursquare, American City Business Journals, Stadium, Cheddar, Pointslocal, SportRadar, Internet Video Archive, TrafficLand, INRIX, Flight Aware and more. Local Now is available across a portfolio of over-the-top (OTT), mobile, and TV platforms, including Sling TV, YouTube TV, Xumo, MobiTV, fuboTV, Plex, iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. (Note The Weather Channel has confirmed to Cord Cutters News that Local Now is coming to YouTube TV at some future date.)
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