Allen Media Group’s Local Now Launches 27 Hearst Very Local News Channels

Allen Media Group and Hearst Television said they reached an agreement under which Allen’s Local Now free streaming service will carry 27 of Hearst’s Very Local news channels. The ad-supported streaming channels, serving 26 U.S. media markets in 39 states, provide news and local content produced by Hearst’s TV stations.

Allen Media’s ‘Local Now’ And ‘The Grio’ Platforms Add ‘Love Stories TV’ FAST Channel

Allen Media Group’s free streaming digital platforms Local Now and theGrio Streaming App are offering the Love Stories TV FAST channel, which offers inspirational, real love stories as entertainment. The Love Stories TV FAST channel is now available in the U.S. for the first time on Local Now and theGrio Streaming App. This follows the success of Love Stories TV with existing partners Rakuten TV in Europe and Samsung TV Plus in Australia. […]

WNET Group Launches TWG Plus, First Ad-Supported Streaming Channel

The WNET Group, parent of PBS station WNET New York, launched its first ad-supported streaming channel, TWG Plus. The new arts channel is being carried by Allen Media Group’s Local Now and Plex.

AMG’s Local Now Adds PBS Digital Studios Content

Allen Media Group’s free streaming platform, Local Now, has signed PBS Digital Studios to offer viewers curated E/I content. Starting today, PBS Digital Studios content — including hit series, Be Smart, Eons, Sound Field and much more — are available on the Local Now streaming platform. “PBS has been an excellent staple in American households for […]

Vevo Launches 10 Channels On Local Now

Music video network Vevo and Local Now, Allen Media Group’s free streaming service, today announced their partnership and the subsequent launch of 10 Vevo channels on Local Now. Programmed by Vevo’s curatorial team, each channel focuses on a specific genre or decade. The Vevo channels on Local Now include: Vevo Pop, Vevo R&B, Vevo Hip […]

Qwest TV And Local Now Offer Free Music Channels

Qwest TV has partnered with Local Now, a free, ad-supported streaming service featuring hundreds of live channels, on-demand films and TV content. With this partnership, Qwest TV will now be freely accessible to millions of viewers in the U.S., bringing the musical vision of Quincy Jones to their screens. “Local Now is our latest partner in bringing more […]

Local Now Adds Ski TV To Its Lineup Of Partner Channels

Allen Media Group’s free streaming platform Local Now is expanding its premier free content with the addition of Ski TV, an Alpine lifestyle and ski/snowboard culture content TV channel based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The deal will bring Ski TV’s library of original and licensed programming to the Local Now platform where it will entertain global ski and snow sports […]

Local Now Introduces New Channels

QVC, HSN, Demand Africa and Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV bring more content to Allen Media’s free streaming platform.

Frndly TV Adds Allen Media Group’s Recipe.TV And Local Now

‘Pac-12 Insider’ Launching On Local Now

Pac-12 Networks is introducing Pac-12 Insider on Local Now, Allen Media Group’s free streaming service. Through Local Now, viewers have 24/7 access to unique content across all genres from local news and sporting events to other premium entertainment channels at zero cost. With this latest partnership, Local Now expands into collegiate sports with Pac-12 content. Pac-12 Insider offers fans free access to select […]

Local Now Partners With Scripps To Expands Local News

The new arrangement adds 10 Scripps stations to Allen Media Group’s free streaming platform.

Local Now Vies For Streaming Audience

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Michael Senzon, SVP and GM of Local Now, about the Allen Media-owned OTT platform’s emergence from beta and how it’s angling for an audience with a value proposition of ZIP code-level localized content.

Local Now Launches On Verizon Fios TV

Allen Media Group’s streaming platform Local Now is available for all Verizon Fios TV customers with the newest set top-box models. Customers can now watch Local Now on Fios ch. 601 and through the Fios TV “Widgets” menu on Verizon Fios TV One, Fios TV One Mini, VMS1100 and the IPC1100 platforms. Local Now’s Fios […]

Allen Media Group Turns Local Now Into A Free Hyperlocal Streamer

In addition to live channels that feature national news, superstar talent and marquee content partners, Local Now’s state-of-the-art streaming platform now also delivers original local news, weather and information, customized by market.

Local Now Launches On Xfinity X1 And Xfinity Flex

Allen Media Group’s Local Now streaming app is now available over the Internet to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex customers. As Local Now continues to expand its national reach and depth of programming, this launch enables X1 and Flex customers to say “Local Now” into the Xfinity Voice Remote to access the free streaming service’s local news, weather, sports, traffic, television shows, movies, documentaries, lifestyle content and […]

The Weather Channel’s Local Now Expands OTT Offerings With Cinedigm

The Weather Channel’s free streaming service, Local Now, today announced a distribution partnership with Cinedigm, which includes a new slate of streaming channels. This collaboration is part of Local Now’s commitment to expanding the depth, availability, and entertainment value of its programming offerings. Local Now viewers will now have 24/7 access to channels including The Bob […]

Marinescu To Lead Allen Media Digital Ad Sales

Veteran ad sales executive Raoul Marinescu will oversee all digital ad sales for Allen’s free streaming platforms Local Now and The Grio.


OTT Ad Tech Gets A ‘C’ For Pandemic Performance

Without a consistent measurement currency, viewers’ streaming ad experience is being impaired by the fragmented data reported back to advertisers. “We need Nielsen ratings or something of the equivalent manner to get people comfortable with a single measurement style,” says Newsy CEO Blake Sabatinelli.

Advertising Technology Pandemic Report Card At OTT News Summit

Executives from Nexstar, Newsy, CBS Local Digital and Local Now will assess ad technology’s performance amid the pandemic’s growing streaming audience at TVNewsCheck’s virtual OTT News Summit on Sept. 24. Register here.

Local Now Launches Mental Health Series With Dr. Wendy Walsh

The free streaming service Local Now has introduced a new daily series featuring Dr. Wendy Walsh to offer advice and insight on mental health topics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Wendy Walsh Is Here for You is now available on the 24/7 free streaming service owned by Allen Media Group. In this new series, Walsh will offer insight, provide […]


Big OTT Question: Whether To Build Or Buy

Panelists from a range of news organizations explain how they decided if they should build or buy the technology necessary to launch their streaming services.

Could The Weather Ch. Threaten Local News?

The network’s Local Now streaming service A tech-driven spinoff delivers a customized local news feed for each of Local Now’s 25 premium markets, putting pressure on traditional TV newsrooms to reassess how best to serve and keep their viewers, not to mention attract new ones.

Local Now Upgrades In 25 Markets, Adds New Series

The Weather Channel-owned streaming service Local Now has upgraded its experience for users in 25 U.S. markets, adding more in-depth analysis, more localized content and new exclusive segments hosted by a variety of talent, including Sasha Rionda, Local Now’s first dedicated host. The markets with an upgraded experience for users: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, […]

Weather Channel Selects TrafficLand For Local Now

TrafficLand, an integrator of live traffic video, announced today an agreement to provide live video from its network of public traffic cameras to The Weather Channel’s new Local Now service.  Local Now, launched in January on Sling TV, offers real-time, hyper-local updates on weather, traffic and news content to streaming content services. Under the agreement, Local Now can show live TrafficLand network video from […]