Local Now Viewers Can Now Stream ‘USA TODAY’ and ‘USA TODAY Sports’ Adding More National News, Entertainment, and Sports Programming
The Allen Media Group digital platform Local Now – America’s leading free-streaming service for local news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment – announced its partnership with Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), the parent company of USA TODAY. Through this partnership, Local Now viewers can stream the USA TODAY and USA TODAY Sports channels.
The two channels bring Local Now viewers programming that features award-winning editorial documentaries and news from trusted journalists and lifestyle experts from USA TODAY and over 200 of Gannett’s local publications and franchise series produced by USA TODAY Studios – Gannett’s premiere video production and development group. The USA TODAY channel offers popular series such as PROBLEM SOLVED, HUMANKIND, and ENTERTAIN THIS! The USA TODAY Sports channel offers premium sports and news content including SPORTS SERIOUSLY – a weekly series that brings together the unmatched reporting and insight from USA TODAY Sports and USA TODAY Sports Media Group.
“The USA TODAY brand and channels are an excellent addition to our free-streaming service Local Now,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Local Now parent company, Allen Media Group. “Local Now and USA TODAY both have a very strong commitment to delivering the best in news, sports, and entertainment to our consumers.”
“Our partnership with Local Now delivers our essential news and sports coverage, and entertaining lifestyle series to audiences that are seeking out information from sources they know and trust,” said Caroline Harris, Vice President of Partnerships at Gannett. “We’re excited to be part of a line-up of high-quality channels on Local Now.”
Local Now provides localized news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment, produced by various leading news organizations, in more than 225 markets across the U.S. It offers more than 500 free streaming channels, including a Local Now channel in every DMA in the country, as well as more than 20,000 movies, TV shows, and documentaries. The Local Now app is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xfinity, Vizio, Samsung, Android and IOS devices.