ATLANTA (Nov. 29, 2017) -- The Weather Group today announced the addition of the Local Now streaming service to XUMO, bringing viewers a new and innovative way to get hyper-local, news, sports and weather.
Local Now delivers real-time, localized news and information on current events, weather, lifestyle, sports, business and traffic from content partners including the Associated Press, Foursquare, American City Business Journals, Stadium, Cheddar, Nextdoor, SportRadar, Fresco, TrafficLand, INRIX, Flight Aware and more.
Starting today, viewers will have the opportunity to take advantage of Local Now’s offerings on XUMO, which delivers over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) and live, premium digital channels direct to consumers through smart TV, mobile and other streaming device integrations, such as LG Electronics, VIZIO, Panasonic, Hisense and more. The Local Now channel will first be available on Channel Plus, exclusively powered by XUMO, for LG Electronics as channel IP-126. The Local Now stream will dynamically update in the Channel Plus service based on the viewer’s location selection.
“Local Now is a modern and convenient way for viewers to get local information on everything they need to know from weather and news to lifestyle and sports,” said Freddy Flaxman, Chief Operating Officer for The Weather Group. “We’re excited to join XUMO’s suite of diverse channel offerings to continue delivering local news and information in a quick and modern way to audiences, straight from their communities.”
“Delivering a fully localized experience through a single linear channel across a national footprint of televisions is an industry first. We’re proud to give our viewers the ability to enjoy a local, relevant stream and also make Local Now available nationally,” said Colin Petrie-Norris, CEO at XUMO. “We’ve already seen tremendous audience consumption since launching on LG’s Channel Plus, powered by XUMO, and are excited to continue to bring even more premium content to the OTT market.”
About Local Now
Local Now is a streaming service that is changing the way Americans get news about their communities. Powered by The Weather Channel and content partners, Local Now delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. With unique technology that transmits localized information to hundreds of markets across the United States, Local Now delivers the same information seen in a 30 to 60 minute local news broadcast segment, on-demand and in a fraction of the time. Local Now is available on Roku, Sling TV, MobiTV, YouTube TV, fuboTV and other major OTT platforms. It is also available in the iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire app stores as well as desktop.
A streaming television company based in Irvine, California, XUMO delivers over-the-top (OTT) video-on-demand (VOD) and LIVE digital channels direct to consumers through smart TV, mobile and other streaming device integrations. Through strategic partnerships with LG Electronics, Hisense Company, Ltd., VIZIO and Panasonic, XUMO has developed one-click access for consumers to stream 125 free channels. Channel Plus, exclusively powered by XUMO, for 2012-2017 LG smart TVs presents consumers with OTT content in both linear and VOD formats. XUMO for Hisense, will be available as a virtual input in Q4 2017, the first of its kind, on 2017 Hisense and Sharp smart TVs. A step above standard OTT companies, XUMO is also available as a button on the remote control for 2016-2017 VIZIO D-Series and SmartCast smart TVs, the Chromecast build in VIZIO smart TVs.
XUMO brings consumers 125 premium digital channels via applications that are fully equipped with content recommendations, curated programs and dynamic ad insertion capabilities. XUMO is also available on several other smart TV brands such as Samsung and Funai Electric Co., Ltd. who manufactures and sells Magnavox, Philips and Sanyo in North America as well as iOS, Android and Roku devices. Learn more about XUMO at www.xumo.tv and follow @XumoTV on Twitter.