Allen Media’s Local Now Adds Newly-Launched Time FAST Channel

Allen Media Group’s free streaming service for local news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment in America – Local Now – said today it’s adding the Time FAST channel. The Time FAST channel, powered by Time’s premium digital […]

Allen Media’s Local Now Adds Gannett’s USA Today Channels

Local Now viewers can now stream USA Today and USA Today Sports channels, adding more national news, entertainment and sports programming.

Local Now Adds 19 NBCU Channels To FAST Channel Lineup

Included are 11 NBC local news channels, six regional and national Telemundo channels and NBC entertainment channels American Crimes and NBC LX Home.

Byron Allen’s Local Now Launches WaPo FAST Channel

The Allen Media Group digital platform Local Now – the free-streaming service for local news and entertainment – announced today the addition of Washington Post Television to its channel line-up. Washington Post Television provides breaking […]

Allen Media Group’s Free Streaming Platforms Add Speedvision FAST Channel

The Speedvision FAST channel brings more than 500 hours of automotive programming to the AMG free-streaming platforms Local Now, Sports.TV and theGrio streaming app.

Local Now Adds Bon Appétit, Architectural Digest And GQ

Three new FAST channels offer programming from the Condé Nast Entertainment brands.

Byron Allen to headline TVN webinar

Black-owned and Black-targeted media leaders are stepping up their campaign to convince major advertisers to boost spending on companies like theirs. Byron Allen, founder, founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group, will join Kathy Haley, co-founder and publisher of TVNewsCheck, for an in depth and frank conversation about how marketers and their agencies can help bring equity to a marketplace that has long paid lower rates for and minimized spending on Black-owned and Black-targeted media. Join the conversation by registering here for the webinar, set for Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. ET

Allen Media Group’s ‘Local Now’ Launches 3 NBC News FAST Channels

The Allen Media Group free digital streaming platform Local Now has added three NBC News FAST channels to its lineup. In partnership with NBC News, Local Now has expanded its news and entertainment footprint […]

Allen Media Group’s Local Now To Provide Live Streaming Of PBS Stations In 225 U.S. Markets

Allen Media Group’s free streaming service for local news and entertainment Local Now announced today a partnership to include live streaming of local PBS stations and that network’s Kids 24/7 channel. Local Now’s audience will have access to PBS’s award-winning content, from locally-produced shows to high-quality educational series to viewer favorites like PBS NewshourFrontline and Antiques Roadshow.

Allen Media Group’s Local Now Teams Up With Jamie Kennedy On New Streaming Channel

The Allen Media Group digital platform Local Now has launched the Jamie Kennedy Channel. Local Now has teamed up with the comedian and actor to bring viewers a library of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]