VIZIO WatchFree+ Is Adding 20 New Free Local News Channels





Today, VIZIO announced WatchFree+ is a new local channel category for audiences looking for the latest in regional news, weather, sports, and more. VIZIO now offers 20 local market news channels from FOX and Gray Television featuring local news coverage across top designated market areas such as Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas-Forth Worth, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.

“VIZIO’s expansion of local market news in WatchFree+ marks an exciting milestone for smart TV owners across the United States,” said Katherine Pond, Group Vice President, Platform Content & Partnerships at VIZIO. “Through our collaboration with Gray Television and FOX, we make it possible for millions of users to stay connected with their communities with relevant and timely content through our WatchFree+ streaming service.”

Get access by downloading the WatchFree+ app on your VIZIO Smart TV. You can select channels through the categories menu and keep a list of your favorite channels. You’ll find local and national news channels including TD Ameritrade Network, Bloomberg Originals, CBC News, CBS News, Cheddar News, CNN RePlay, FOX Weather, LiveNOW from FOX, NBC News NOW, Reuters, Scripps News, The Hill, USA TODAY, WeatherNation, Yahoo Finance, and more.

“We are thrilled to partner with VIZIO in launching these local channels on WatchFree+,” said Pat LaPlatney, President & Co-CEO of Gray Television. “From Atlanta to Phoenix to Cleveland, viewers can now stay connected to their local news, weather, and sports, all with the convenience of their VIZIO Smart TV.”

WatchFree+ now offers the following channels accessible through VIZIO Smart TVs:

FOX channels:

  1. WAGA (FOX 5 – Atlanta) – Ch. 945 
  2. WTTG (FOX 5 – Washington DC) – Ch. 946 
  3. WJBK (FOX 2 – Detroit) – Ch. 947
  4. KDFW (FOX 4 – Dallas) – Ch. 948
  5. WTVT (FOX 13 – Tampa Bay) – Ch. 949
  6. KTVU (FOX 2 – San Francisco) – Ch. 950
  7. WTXF (FOX 29 – Philadelphia) – Ch. 951
  8. WOFL (FOX 35 Orlando) – Ch. 952
  9. KCPQ (FOX 13 Seattle) – Ch. 953
  10. KTTV (FOX 11 – Los Angeles) – Ch. 955

Gray Television channels:

  1. WANF Atlanta News First (Independent – Atlanta) – Ch. 961
  2. KTVK/KPHO Arizona’s Family (CBS 5 – Phoenix) – Ch. 962
  3. WOIO Cleveland 19 News (CBS 19 – Cleveland/Akron) – Ch. 963
  4. WBTV News (CBS 3 – Charlotte) – Ch. 964
  5. KPTV (FOX 12 – Portland) – Ch. 965
  6. KMOV4 News (CBS 4 – St. Louis) – Ch. 966
  7. WSMV4 News (CBS 4 – Nashville) – Ch. 967
  8. KCTV5 News (CBS 5 – Kansas City) – Ch. 968
  9. WFSB Eyewitness News 3 (CBS 3 – Hartford/New Haven) – Ch. 969
  10. WXIX-TV (FOX19 Now – Cincinnati) – Ch. 970

Existing local channels include: 

  1. CBS News Los Angeles – Ch. 160 
  2. CBS News New York – Ch. 161 
  3. News 12 New York – Ch. 162

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