Now You Can Watch Live Local News on Your Roku

By Kevin Eck 

NewsOn has partnered with Roku to bring viewers live local news from 175 stations across the country.

The new Live News Zone on Roku platforms lets viewers know when a station is in a live news broadcast. “Every live station is available and the closest 10 stations to the viewer will be displayed first for easy access,” says NewsOn.

“This new breakthrough on the Roku platform is the latest tangible example of our dedication to advancing viewer-friendly features and expanding the local TV news audience,” said Louis Gump, CEO of NewsON. “Over 120 local TV news stations can be live at one time in NewsON, which allows our viewers to have even quicker instant access to thousands of journalists covering stories that are relevant to them.”

“The Roku platform is designed to provide customers with convenient access to streamed content,” said vp of Content Acquisition at Roku Ed Lee. “Likewise, NewsON is known for delivering industry firsts and connecting viewers to live news content in a quick, effective way. The Live News Zone is user-friendly, helpful and simple to use and is a great addition to our combined services.”

NewsON provides 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 lets users access an interactive map to search their market for curated content linking coverage of breaking news events from multiple stations.