DMA 15

Locast Now Offers Minneapolis-St. Paul Stations

The free streaming service offers viewers more than 45 TV channels.

Locast, the nonprofit local broadcast TV streaming service, is now delivering more than 45 local TV channels via the internet — for free — to those living in Minneapolis-St. Paul (DMA 15).

“For the first time, more than 4 million Minnesotans will be able to watch their local TV stations on their phones, tablets, laptops or streaming media devices,” said Locast Founder and Chairman David Goodfriend. “Local TV news is critical for receiving alerts about the 2020 elections, coronavirus-related safety information as well as staying informed about people in the community voicing their opinions through peaceful protest. This makes Locast an important lifeline for Minnesotans, especially for those who can’t get local TV channels from an off-air antenna or cannot afford a pay TV subscription.”

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With Locast, viewers using internet-connected devices can watch their locally produced broadcast TV in high definition via the Locast app or at www.locast.org. Locast also offers multi-language support by giving Spanish-language access to the Locast app’s user-interface, log-in screens and program guide.

Locast delivers 48 local TV channels in the Minneapolis-St. Paul DMA, including KSTP ABC 5, KARE NBC 11, WCCO CBS 4, KMSP Fox 9, PBS, PBS Kids, Movies!, Antenna TV, The CW, CourtTV, Grit, Univision, Telemundo and more. Locast is accessible to viewers in more than 50 counties in the Minneapolis-St. Paul DMA and in seven counties in western Wisconsin.

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Locast now delivers local TV channels via the internet into 22 U.S. TV markets and serves more than 139 million viewers or 42% of the U.S. population. Locast has more than 1.4 million users.


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