Spectrum Maine to Add Linear News to Streaming Network Launched in the Fall

By Kevin Eck 

Spectrum News said it will launch its streaming newscast in Maine as linear TV.

Previously launched as a streaming network in fall of 2023, Spectrum News Maine’s new linear network is available to Spectrum customers on channel 1, as well as the Spectrum News App for mobile, Xumo Stream Box, Roku and Apple TV.

“We are living in a time when reliable local news is more important – and harder to find – than it has ever been,” said Sam Singal, group vice president Editorial and Content Spectrum Networks. “All of our Spectrum News networks are driven by a deep commitment to providing objective and trusted journalism, but as a Mainer with family in the state, I’m especially looking forward to sharing our work with communities there.”


Spectrum News Maine integrates Spectrum News+, which curates nationally relevant local stories from across the country, and local coverage from on-the-ground reporters in Maine.

Spectrum News has continued to expand in recent years, launching its national streaming news network, Spectrum News+, as well as linear TV news networks in seven states; introducing a mobile news app with more than 3.7 million downloads; debuting three digital local news operations; and creating its local connected TV news app on Xumo Stream Box, Roku and Apple TV, underscoring its commitment to making Spectrum News available and accessible across diverse platforms.