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 or Android 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 here: http://mobileappsshowdown.com/competitions/2017-mobile-apps-showdown/entries/newson/
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.