FOX ENTERTAINMENT’S FREE STREAMING SERVICE TUBI TO OFFER NEARLY 100 LIVE LOCAL NEWS CHANNELS ADDING CHANNELS FROM CMG, HEARST, SCRIPPS AND TEGNA TELEVISION GROUPS TO ‘NEWS ON TUBI’ STREAMING OFFERING
Tubi will have more live local news feeds than any other AVOD service
Previously launched local news channels from FOX Television Stations made up nearly half of platform’s news view time
SAN FRANCISCO, February 11, 2021 – Tubi (www.tubi.tv), a division of FOX Entertainment, today announced it has expanded its “News on Tubi” offering in the U.S. with the addition of nearly 80 24-hour, live local news feeds from major television station owners that include Cox Media Group (CMG), Hearst Television, Scripps and TEGNA. Including Tubi’s current offering of 17 FOX Television stations and Altice USA’s News 12 New York, Tubi will carry nearly 100 local station feeds in 2021, covering 58 designated market areas (DMAs), with stations to be rolled out throughout the coming year—offering the most robust local news offering of any AVOD service. These added stations extend News on Tubi’s reach to 24 of the top 25 markets, including new feeds launching over the next week from WHBQ (FOX) in Memphis, KOKI (FOX) in Tulsa, WEWS (ABC) in Cleveland, WMUR (ABC) in Manchester, WTAE (ABC) in Pittsburgh, and WXYZ (ABC) in Detroit.
News on Tubi is a comprehensive way for viewers to access always-on live, premium streaming news content – completely free. Available on Android, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, the Roku® platform, Comcast Xfinity, Cox Contour, Xbox and Vizio, News on Tubi currently features content from FOX Television Stations, NewsNOW from FOX, FOX SOUL, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Quicktake, NBC News NOW, CBC, PeopleTV, WeatherNation, Cheddar, Altice USA’s News 12 New York, fubo Sports Network, Black News Channel, Euronews, and Estrella News. Tubi will continue to add national news brands in 2021, in addition to its focus on local stations.
“Since News on Tubi launched in October, Tubi viewers have instantly taken hold of its value as a destination for a variety of free news choices, and we’re excited to bring the most comprehensive local news offering to streaming,” said Farhad Massoudi, CEO of Tubi. “With live broadcasts covering nearly all of the top US markets, Tubi is the AVOD home for local news around the country.”
With total view time surpassing 200 million hours of content streamed each month since April, Tubi has over 30,000 movies and television shows from over 250 content partners, including nearly every major studio. The service gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free.
Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, the Roku® platform, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Hisense TVs, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at http://www.tubi.tv/.
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Headquartered in San Francisco, Tubi (www.tubi.tv), a division of FOX Entertainment, is an ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service with movies and television shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio. Tubi gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free. The service is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia, and Mexico.
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