KRON Launches 24/7 News App
Nexstar’s MNT affiliate KRON San Francisco (DMA 8) today launched KRON-ON, a local news and streaming video subscription service for mobile, desktop, tablet and OTT platforms, including Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
KRON says the app is the Bay Area’s only commercial-free 24/7 local digital news platform and “is the latest example of how KRON4 News is living up to its mission to deliver the best local cross-platform content and services available in the market.”
The KRON-ON streaming video subscription service is available now for a seven-day free trial and is priced at $2.99/month or $29.99 for an annual subscription.
KRON-ON features 11 hours of KRON regularly scheduled live, local news programming and content, including six hours of live morning news coverage and five hours of live evening news, commercial free via KRON-ON.
The service delivers even more local content to Bay Area viewers with live bonus coverage during standard broadcast commercial breaks. Once KRON4’s live broadcast programming concludes, KRON-ON continues streaming exclusive digital-only local content, feature news, weather, traffic and much more 24/7.
The service also delivers original live local programming exclusive to the KRON-ON app, including Bay Area Sports Night, a one-hour sports talk program streaming weeknights at 7 hosted by KRON sports director, Mark Carpenter.
“Nexstar’s comprehensive cross-platform content development strategy leverages innovative technologies to create new products and services that meet the unique needs of the local communities we serve in San Francisco and across the United States,” said Tim Busch, president of Nexstar Broadcasting. “For Nexstar and KRON4, it’s all about localism.”
Chris McDonnell, KRON VP-GM added: “With the KRON-ON app, the KRON4 newsroom is delivering relevant breaking news, live events and press conferences, as well as up-to- the-minute weather and traffic coverage twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Viewers not only get uninterrupted live local news, exclusive interviews and special reports on any digital device, they also have access to our vast library of archive news material captured over our 70-year tradition of Bay Area television news coverage.”
KRON-ON features KRON’s journalists including Peabody Award winning anchor Catherine Heenan (@CHeenan4) and sports director Mark Carpenter (@MarkCarpenterHI), as well as the newest members of the KRON4 news team, including award-winning anchor Ryan O’Donnell (@KRON4RODonnell), reporter/anchor Sanaz Tahernia (@SanazTKRON4) and award-winning video journalist Ella Sogomonian (@EllaSogomonian).
In addition to mobile and desktop accessibility at KRON4.com, KRON-TV offers news and weather text alerts on your phone as well as e-mail alerts. Viewers may also follow KRON4 News on Twitter @kron4news and Facebook.