VUit Adds Stations From Weigel, Capitol, Lockwood, Marquee, Fort Myers, Sunbeam

Syncbak is adding 18 stations to its VUit out of market local news streaming service after reaching agreement with six station groups. The stations give VUit news and special events from five additional markets: Chicago, Raleigh, N.C.; Fort Myers, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; and Salisbury, Md.

Mike Fass Joins Syncbak As VP Of Broadcast Services

Syncbak today appointed broadcast and streaming technology executive Mike Fass as vice president of broadcast services. He joins Syncbak as its streaming platform VUit continues to expand, featuring local news and content from nearly 250 local stations, covering 76% of the DMAs in the United States, through carriage deals and agreements with a majority of the […]

Weather, Climate Drive Most Out-Of-Market Viewers To Local Streaming Newscasts

According to 2021 data from hyperlocal streaming service VUit, Hurricane Ida, multi-state tornado event, floods and fires brought viewers from across the country to local market newscasts streamed on VUit. KTSF San Francisco was the most-watched station on the platform.

Talking TV: VUit Inks More Deals With Local TV

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Syncbak CEO Jack Perry about VUit, the streaming channel aggregator of local newscasts, about deals it has closed with a slate of new local partners and the prospect of hyperlocal scalability in OTT.

VUit Expands Hyper-Local News And Event Coverage

The streaming service’s new agreements with Hearst, Citadel, Morris Network and others add more than 70 stations from top DMAs including Boston, Baltimore, Orlando and Pittsburgh.

Cox Media Group Signs Deal With VUit Streaming Platform

Cox Media Group has signed an agreement to stream its local content on the VUit national streaming service. VUit was started by tech company Syncbak with backing from Gray Television. With Cox Media Group’s stations, VUit now has local coverage and programming in 150 of the nation’s 210 markets.

VUit Expands Hyperlocal Programming With Lilly, Gray, Heritage

VUit, a free, ad-supported national streaming service, has added new hyperlocal events in tandem with broadcast partners including Lilly Broadcasting, Heritage Broadcasting and Gray Television. In collaboration with Gray Television, VUit is bringing semi-pro soccer team Iowa Raptors FC to the platform where fans across the country will be able to tune into a double […]

VUit Taps Chris Brooks For EVP Of Programming/Business Development

VUit, launched in September by Syncbak as a new free, ad-supported national streaming service aiming to be the “Netflix of Live, Local, and Free,” has appointed TV veteran Chris Brooks as Executive vice president of programming and business development. He will report directly to Jack Perry, Syncbak founder-CEO. At VUit, Brooks will initially focus on expanding […]

VUit Introduces ‘Washington Post Live’ Channel

VUit, launched in September by parent company, Syncbak, as a free, ad-supported national streaming service aiming to be the “Netflix of Live, Local, and Free,” said The Washington Post will become a new streaming partner, providing engaging discussions on the most pressing issues of the day produced by Washington Post Live. Beginning today, VUit will introduce […]

VUit Slots Esports-Themed Election Night Special

VUit, the ad-supported streaming service built in partnership with some of the world’s largest local TV station groups, will be presenting a special esports themed election night special on its popular VUit eSports channel, entitled VUit eSports — Decision 2020. Starting Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. ET, and running all evening, the special will bring […]

New VUit Streaming Service Reveals Most-Watched Content

VUit Debuts 24/7 Battleground States Channel

VUit (pronounced “view it”), launched in September by its parent company Syncbak as a free, ad-supported national streaming service aiming to be the “Netflix of Live, Local, and Free,” has unveiled a new channel meant to fill a void in the current presidential election coverage: Battleground States. The channel will provide viewers across the country a 24/7 […]

How Broadcasters Are Tapping Into ATSC 3.0

A roundup of the NextGen TV applications station groups and startups are delivering today.

Stations Join New Syncbak OTT Platform VUit

Aiming to be “The Netflix of Live, Local and Free,” VUit is doubling down on the power and potential appeal of hyperlocal live content both regionally and nationally. VUit’s initial launch partners include more than 200 television stations. Syncbak also announced that Gray Television has made a “significant additional investment” in the company.