Newsy Expands From OTT To Cable

The news service from Scripps has launched on a channel on Cincinnati Bell Fioptics system.

Newsy, Scripps’ the over-the-top news network, is now available for the first time to cable television audiences through a partnership with Cincinnati Bell. 

Subscribers of Cincinnati Bell’s Fioptics service can find Newsy on ch. 508, a high-definition channel that sits between channels 505 (an NBC affiliate) and 509 (an ABC affiliate operated by Scripps-owned WCPO). The channel will feature Newsy Live, a regularly updated feed of the latest news headlines.

Newsy offers analysis and perspective on the day’s top stories, spanning world and national news, policy, culture, science and technology.

“Cable is still the most powerful television viewing platform in the world,” said Blake Sabatinelli, general manager of Newsy. “Partnering with Cincinnati Bell allows us to deliver our award-winning news coverage to an audience hungry for a new perspective on the world around them.”

“As we continue to expand the Fioptics channel lineup, we’re committed to providing our subscribers with the best content available,” said Michael Morrison, director of content and consumer product marketing strategy for Cincinnati Bell. “Newsy provides a fresh take on news coverage that our customers will embrace.”

The partnership marks Newsy’s first carriage with a cable TV network. In the last 18 months, Newsy has added distribution on services including Sling TV, Roku, Watchable from Comcast and Apple TV. 

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