Free NewsON Site Gives Local News Devotees a Place to View Live
Broadcasts from Any PC or Mobile Device, Complementing NewsON App
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NewsON
today announced the launch of its new website, WatchNewsON.com,
featuring news broadcasts from 175 stations around the country.
Complementing the NewsON app, the website gives anyone access to
free live, local news from any web browser on PCs, Apple
smartphones, Amazon tablets and smart TVs.
Viewers can search WatchNewsON.com by city, zip code or station name on
any supported web browser to find stations currently broadcasting live
news within the area of their choice.
“NewsON’s mission is to offer everyone immediate access to live,
local news from across the nation, and that is exactly what we
envisioned for WatchNewsON.com,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON.
“We’ve developed a new way for NewsON viewers to access instant
coverage from any supported local news station directly from any web
browser. The website builds upon NewsON’s robust app platform by
providing users with a new channel to access important news.”
NewsON comprises 175 stations in 113 markets covering 84% of the
U.S. population, including 48 of the top 50 markets and 89 out of the
top 100 markets.
NewsON is the first-of-its-kind service that provides consumers
with access to live and on-demand local newscasts as well as local news
clips on mobile, web and connected TV devices. NewsON is a free,
ad-supported app featuring flexible navigation that encourages
discovery, offering instant access to broadcast-quality video. It also
enables users to search by market via an interactive map and for curated
content linking coverage of breaking news events from multiple stations.
In addition to the current search, news clip and video clip features, NewsON
will be announcing additional features in 2017.
NewsON is currently a finalist in the 2017 CES Mobile Apps
Showdown awards honoring the most innovative apps at the International
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 this week in Las Vegas. Voting for NewsON
is now live and ends at midnight PT this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Vote for NewsON
provides a nationwide lineup of local news from trusted, credible TV
stations, giving consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts
and local news clips. NewsON is available for Apple iPhone and
iPad, Android phone and tablet, and Roku devices, and offers a free,
ad-supported app which features instant access to broadcast-quality
video. The NewsON ownership group includes the ABC Owned
Television Station Group, Capitol Broadcasting, Cox Media Group, Hearst
Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General, Raycom Media and
Sinclair Broadcast Group, and also includes additional station groups
that are dedicated to serving customers across platforms in their
communities and beyond.
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