With no common measurement data, OTT services are playing by multiple rule books, broadcast executives say at TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit.
Executives from leading local and national news players in the OTT space discuss their various options for packaging and presenting content on the platform. Also crucial is figuring out how best to differentiate one’s OTT service from the many competing options, overcoming a lack of viewing metrics and personalizing content for viewers.
The app gives users access to live and on-demand newscasts from 123 markets.
NewsON today announced a new way to watch local TV news on Roku devices, making it easier than ever for NewsON customers to find live local news from 175 stations across the country. The new Live News Zone feature, which is currently available exclusively on the Roku platform, provides viewers with instant access to nearby stations that are currently […]
The station group-backed app that offers live and on-demand local TV station newscasts has grown from 118 participating stations covering 75% of the U.S. to 170 stations covering 83% of the U.S. population. It now has local news broadcasts available in 107 U.S. markets — including 48 of the top 50 and 88 of the top 100.
The addition of Capitol’s WRAL Raleigh, N.C.,increases NewsON’s nationwide local news coverage to 167 stations in 107 markets covering 83% of the U.S., including 48 of the top 50 markets.
NewsON’s latest update provides viewers with an enhanced alerting experience and greater coverage with the addition of 14 stations.
Local news video clips are now accessible from NewsON.us, featuring trending, high-profile videos and categories.
With the inclusion of Meredith’s KPHO and KTVK in Phoenix and KMOV in St. Louis, the national service providing local news via app has grown to 141 stations in 99 markets covering 48 of the top 50 markets and 80% of the U.S. population. Meredith says more of its stations could come on board in the coming months.
With the inclusion of the Sinclair stations, the national service providing local news via app has grown to approximately 150 stations in 100 markets covering 80% of the U.S.
The local news service available nationwide via app expands just days after its launch. It now offers video from 119 stations in 91 U.S. markets.
The broadcaster-operated mobile news service with content from 118 stations is now available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets as well as Roku devices.
This fall, 112 TV stations will begin streaming their newscasts through the NewsOn app, one of a number of planned OTT alternatives. Verizon Digital Media Services is also talking with affiliate owners about programming directly over the Internet. All are moves to adapt to viewers looking to watch TV on their own schedules.
NewsON is additional evidence that broadcasters have matured and recognized the wisdom of cooperation in the digital sphere. Founded by five major station groups, it plans to aggregate local newscasts from around the country and offer them on an ad-supported basis to consumers so they can watch on mobile devices or connected TVs. It could be another good opportunity for stations to deliver their news programming to the hard-to-reach viewers.
ABC O&Os, Hearst Television, Cox Media Group, Media General and Raycom Media have formed NewsON, an advertiser-supported service that beginning this fall will let viewers watch their local TV news on smartphones and tablets no matter where they are.