NEW ID Launches Asian Entertainment Channels on AMG's Free Streaming Platforms, Local Now and theGrio

NEW ID Launches Asian Entertainment Channels on AMG's Free Streaming Platforms, Local Now and theGrio

Five Asian Programming Genres Include: Music, Movie, Food, Drama and Sports

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group (AMG) is pleased to announce its free streaming platforms -- Local Now, theGrio Streaming App and Sports.TV -- will now carry/stream the most popular Asian entertainment channels from digital content & media platform NEW ID. NEW ID is the digital content & media platform business subsidiary of Next Entertainment World (NEW). Through this partnership with NEW ID, AMG is acquiring eight of the most popular NEW ID channels across five genres: three music channels (NEW KPOP, YG TV, MUBEAT), a movie channel (NEW KMOVIES), a food channel (NEW KFOOD), a K-Drama channel (Rakuten Viki), a C-Drama channel (OnDemandChina), and a sports channel (WORLD BILLIARDS TV). All eight NEW ID channels will be available to stream on Local Now and theGrio Streaming App while Sports.TV will stream the sports channel, WORLD BILLIARDS TV. 

NEW ID is the first Korea-based company to partner with AMG for Asian entertainment channels, so this is the first time AMG viewers will have access to K-content and to a premium Asian portfolio of programming. 

Channel image of NEW ID 8 channels
(NEW KMOVIES, NEW KPOP, YG TV, mubeat, Rakuten Viki, OnDemandChina, NEW KFOOD, World Billiards TV)
“We are excited to be partnering with NEW ID to bring our viewers free premium Asian content for the first time ever,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “We are continuously expanding our content library in order to provide diverse entertainment and partnerships.”
“NEW ID is very excited to partner with Allen Media Group to launch eight Asian entertainment channels across the leading free-streaming platform Local Now,” said June Park, CEO of NEW ID. She added, “We are happy to expand our reach to more than 15 million viewers across the U.S. through Local Now, and we are one-hundred percent committed to delivering viewers a variety of high-quality Asian content.”

Local Now is changing the way Americans get news about their communities – delivering real-time, local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information through unique technology. Currently, Local Now offers more than 420 free streaming channels, including a Local Now channel in every DMA in the country, as well as more than 16,000 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. (

Sports.TV is a free-streaming service that aggregates sports, news, movies, documentaries, and entertainment networks, as well as local broadcast television stations, connecting sports fans to their favorite sports, teams, games, players, highlights, podcasts, and scores on every device for free. (

TheGrio Streaming App is a free-streaming platform where Black America watches 24/7 premium content including award-winning movies, television shows, comedies, documentaries and a diverse array of channels. TheGrio is the brand you trust for news and entertainment focused on Black culture, streaming the most compelling stories and perspectives with cutting edge news reports and in-depth interviews. (


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