ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NewsON, a venture dedicated to providing local news nationwide, today announced that Local 10 WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami-Fort Lauderdale owned by Berkshire Hathaway, is now participating in the NewsON app. This announcement comes just days after the successful launch of NewsON, on November 4.
NewsON is the first-of-its-kind service that provides consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips on mobile and connected TV devices. The free, ad-supported app features 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.
With the addition of WPLG-TV in Miami-Fort Lauderdale, NewsON features video content from 119 stations in 91 markets, covering 75% of the United States. Other participating stations include those owned by members of NewsON’s owner group as well as stations from Graham Media Group and TEGNA. The NewsON owner group includes the ABC Owned Television Station Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General and Raycom Media.
“After a very successful launch of NewsON several days ago, we are delighted that WPLG-TV in Miami has joined our group of participating stations,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “Because NewsON expands the reach and relevance of local broadcast news, we believe station affiliates will find great value in participation, and we expect to welcome additional stations from new and existing markets in the coming months.”
The NewsON app is available for Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phone and tablet, and on the Roku platform across Roku players and Roku TVs.
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, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General and Raycom Media, and also includes additional station groups that are dedicated to serving customers across platforms in their communities and beyond.