Hearst’s Very Local Streaming Channel Launches On Plex

Very Local, a free streaming service launched in 2021 by Hearst Television and featuring local news, weather and originals, has been added to the content offerings on Plex, the global streaming media platform for popular free movies, TV, and entertainment.

The Plex addition is the latest in a number of distribution agreements secured by Very Local, which is available to stream on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and 2019 and later models of Samsung Smart TVs.

Very Local’s growing roster of programming includes the national series Finding Adventure. Guided by Kinga Philips (host of Discovery’s Shark Week), the show pushes guests out of their comfort zones on outdoor adventures in their own hometown. Very Local also offers series that explore the best of what your city has to offer — including Boston Rob Does Beantown, featuring popular Survivor star Rob Mariano; Ed & Day in the ‘Burgh; My Amazing Cheap Date; and Eat Play Stay.

Andrew Fitzgerald, Hearst Television senior vice president, streaming video services, said: “We are excited to expand our distribution for Very Local’s programming with Plex. As consumers are searching out quality local content on streaming, we want to meet them where they are.”

Shawn Eldridge, Plex vice president, strategic alliances and content, said: “The addition of Very Local to Plex adds a fantastic array of new content to our ever-growing free library of content, further providing consumers with a one-stop destination to discover and stream content without the hassle of toggling between apps to find something to watch.”

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