Fox Television Stations Pairs With Amazon to Distribute Local News

By Kevin Eck 

Fox Television Stations and Amazon are teaming up to distribute FTS’s local news content across Amazon’s devices.

FTS will provide seventeen 24/7 local, free, ad-supported television (FAST) channels, one from each market covered by the Fox Television Stations, through the Amazon News app on Fire TV and Alexa on Echo Show devices.

“This important collaboration with Amazon further solidifies our commitment to bring FTS’s powerhouse local news content to as many people as possible,” Fox TV Stations svp of digital operations Jeff Zellmer said in a statement. “We know that choice and accessibility matter to our viewers and this launch is another key step in our overall strategy and goal of giving our viewers the live and on-demand content from the stations they love.”


The collaboration began in March 2022 with the initial distribution of LiveNOW from Fox and Fox Soul FAST channels. In December 2022, FTS’s local news content debuted across Amazon products with the distribution of the first five stations: WTXF Fox 29 Philadelphia, KTVU Fox 2 San Francisco, KSAZ Fox 10 Phoenix, WJBK Fox 2 Detroit, and KMSP Fox 9 Minneapolis. The remaining twelve, WNYW Fox 5 New York, KTTV Fox 11 Los Angeles, WFLD Fox 32 Chicago, KDFW Fox 4 Dallas, WAGA Fox 5 Atlanta, KRIV Fox 26 Houston, WTTG Fox 5 DC, KCPQ Fox 13 Seattle, WTVT Fox 13 Tampa Bay, WOFL Fox 35 Orlando, KTBC Fox 7 Austin and WITI Fox 6 Milwaukee, are now available across Amazon products, such as Fire TV and Echo Show devices.

In addition to live content, FTS is also distributing local news video on demand (VOD) clips.