NewsON Names Dean Mandel Director of Sales

He joins from Comscore where he was director of business development to fill the newly created slot.

Sinclair’s NewsOn App Launches On Samsung TV Plus Platform

NewsOn, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s local streaming news service, has launched on Samsung smart TVs as part of the Samsung TV Plus platform. The NewsOn app provides viewers with news content from almost 200 TV stations in more than 100 markets.

Gray Pulling Local Station News Content From Sinclair’s NewsOn

Gray Television said it will be removing its local content from Sinclair’s NewsOn, one of a number of platforms streaming local news to out-of-market viewers. Gray is an investor in VUit, a local news streaming platform launched last year by tech firm Syncbak, and is focusing out-of-market streaming efforts there.

NewsON Adds Altice USA’s News 12 New York To Lineup

NewsON, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s streaming service for local news content, announced News 12 New York as its newest local news partner. This partnership provides NewsON with News 12 New York, a 24-hour digital news network covering the latest in local news and top stories across the New York tri-state region, the nation’s largest designated market area. News […]

NewsON Gets App Makeover

NewsON Rolls Out Redesign, Upgrades, Platform Expansion

The Sinclair-owned streamer features local news from more than 275 TV stations, giving consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 165-plus markets covering more than 75% of the U.S.


Navigating The Wild West Of OTT Measurement

With no common measurement data, OTT services are playing by multiple rule books, broadcast executives say at TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit.


Sharing Strategies For Launching OTT Services

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.

NewsON Makes App Available On Amazon Fire TV

The app gives users access to live and on-demand newscasts from 123 markets.


NewsON A Finalist In CES Mobile Apps Showdown

NewsON Brings Multiple Newscasts To Roku

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 […]

NewsON Celebrates First Anniversary

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.

NewsON Expands With Capitol Broadcasting

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 Intros Mobile Multi-Station Alerts

NewsON’s latest update provides viewers with an enhanced alerting experience and greater coverage with the addition of 14 stations.

NewsON Expands With Local News Browser

Local news video clips are now accessible from, featuring trending, high-profile videos and categories.

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NewsON Expands With 3 Meredith Stations

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.

NewsON Expands With Addition Of Sinclair

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.

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NewsON Adds WPLG Miami To App Roster

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.

NewsON Launches Local TV News Apps

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.

Local TV Takes Cord-Cutting Battle To Web

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 Could Be ON To Something Big

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.

TV Groups Team Up To Offer Local News App

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.