NewsON is a favorite among cord cutters because of it’s free, instant access to over 170 local news stations in the U.S. and notably because of its breaking news alert feature. The company has seen a surge in usage – about 40M minutes in engagement just in the past month.
NewsON, is a unique service that has brought together some of the biggest broadcast network partners under one roof including: the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General, Raycom Media, Sinclair and Capitol Broadcasting Company.
NewsON connects you with communities near and far. Whether you’re traveling on business or want to stay in the know about your hometown you can download NewsON and access local news instantly, with no login required. NewsON is available on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, Amazon Fire tablets, and on the Roku platform on Roku players and Roku TVs.
NewsON is a local news service that enables users to see local news broadcasts and video clips from TV stations across the United States in one app. As of November 2016, NewsON includes 170 TV stations from 108 markets covering 83% of the US population and is growing. The app is available on mobile phones, tablets and connected TVs, including iPhones, iPads, Android phones, Android tablets, and Roku connected TV devices. NewsON delivers a first-of-its-kind app to view live local news broadcasts during breaking news across platforms and enabling viewers to watch the video when convenient for them.
It was announced on June 9, 2015, as a venture formed by five of the largest TV station groups in the United States. The founding members are the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Media General, and Raycom Media. Hubbard Broadcasting announced its participation as an investor in November 2015, and Sinclair Broadcasting announced their investment in January 2016. Each of these station groups have both invested in the business and also participate in the service with their TV stations. Other participating station groups are Berkshire Hathaway, Graham Media Group, and TEGNA.
The company launched service to the public on November 4, 2015, and is available on iOS, Android, and Roku. With the addition of Sinclair Broadcast Group stations announced in January 2016, NewsON will eventually cover 80% of the U.S population with 150 stations by the end of 2016. Users can not only take their local news with them on the go, but they can also view a variety of video clips from different categories such as Weather News, Uplifting, Healthy Living, Seriously? and Politics. NewsON provides an interactive map to identify and favorite stations and it’s so easy to use.