news aboutan OTT streaming service for local news content widely used lately by Sinclair Broadcast Group, welcomes a new group of O&O TV channels to its platform, which competes with VUit and, to some extent, Haystack News.
Through a new licensing agreement, the thirteen television stations owned and operated by CBS News and Stations have been added to the platform.
NewsON will feature live newscasts, CBS News Local FAST channels and short story clips from each of the stations, including the upcoming Detroit channel when it launches.
Along with other recent new station affiliations, this will bring NewsON’s total station count to over 250.
“We are truly excited to be working with CBS News and Stations and bringing their news product to NewsON’s cross-platform user base,” said Ron Stitt, CEO of NewsON. “CBS has been a leader in the development of local OTT/CTV news and we are delighted that they are joining and supporting many of the network affiliates who participate in NewsON to ensure they connect with audiences. of CTV and maximize reach and revenue with their content. ”
Sahand Sepehrnia, Senior Vice President of Streaming for CBS Stations, added, “Ron and the team are innovators and true champions of local news, and we’re optimistic that the addition of our streaming channels will help expand their offer to consumers and to increase our audience. ”