Spectrum News has launched a new streaming news network called Spectrum News+ that provides localized reporting and stories from Spectrum News’ local news networks.
Spectrum said the streaming service complements Spectrum News’ portfolio of over 30 local TV news networks. It’s available to Spectrum residential customers nationwide, including those who do not live in an existing Spectrum News market, via the Spectrum News mobile app and Roku and Apple TV streaming devices.
“By combining the power of our deeply-rooted local newsrooms with objective coverage of the day’s headlines, we are helping our audiences connect with their communities while also providing them with a comprehensive view of the world around them,” said Alison Hellman, senior vice president of Spectrum News. “The launch of Spectrum News+ will allow even more of our customers to have access to our news coverage, and furthers our commitment to and investment in providing meaningful news to our audiences wherever they are, and however they want to watch it.”
Spectrum News+ offers 24-hours of continuous news content Monday through Friday, with plans to expand to 24/7 by the summer.
The weekday news lineup begins at 6 a.m. ET with NY1 anchor Bree Driscoll, followed by the afternoon news from noon to 6 p.m. ET anchored by a rotating lineup of Spectrum News anchors and veteran journalist Sharon Tazewell anchoring the weekday evening news at 6 p.m. ET.
In addition to news programming, Spectrum News+ will feature shows like Spectrum News’ public affairs program In Focus, Spectrum News NY1’s New York City theater show, On Stage, Spectrum News 1 in California’s series LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez and other specials and series from local newsrooms.