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NewsON Welcomes Altice USAs News 12 New York to Lineup

NewsON, the nation’s largest streaming service for local news content, today announced News 12 New York as their newest local news partner. This partnership provides NewsON with News 12 New York, a 24-hour digital news network covering the latest in local news and top stories across the New York tri-state region, the nation’s largest designated market area. News 12 New York, which is owned by Altice USA, is now available across NewsON-supported platforms.

News 12 is the preeminent local news service dedicated to bringing residents of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Connecticut, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New Jersey and Westchester the best hyperlocal news, traffic, weather, sports and more. Launched in November 2020, News 12 New York is News 12’s 24/7 digital OTT network that offers the best from the tri-state to viewers across the country.

With the addition of News 12 New York, NewsON features local news content from a total of 16 local television station ownership groups, offering the most comprehensive nationwide lineup, with local news from 294 trusted, credible TV stations, giving viewers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 167 markets covering more than 82% of the U.S.

“The addition of News 12 New York comes at an exciting time for us as we continue to expand our local station partnerships while enhancing our product offering,” said Ron Stitt, General Manager of NewsON. “This station creates a positive impact for our viewers across the country interested in New York City local news.”

“We’re excited to kick off our partnership with NewsON by offering viewers around the country even more ways to access our local news content on News 12,” said Jon Steinberg, President, News & Advertising, Altice USA. “We’re proud to join our industry partners in this collaboration of sharing local news on a national scale and bring our award-winning content to new viewers.”

NewsON recently announced the completion of the relaunch and redesign of its product offering across supported platforms. NewsON has refreshed the Roku player, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and iOS and Android app versions to include an enhanced user experience with streamlined navigation to live and on-demand newscasts. NewsON also announced the addition of a web-based product providing consumers another way to connect with local news wherever they are on NewsON.us.

Over the last 18 months, NewsON has seen explosive viewer growth, as active news cycles continue to drive increasing interest in local news. NewsON is the #2 channel for News and Weather in the Roku Channel Store and continues to rank highly among national news brands for engagement. NewsON was also ranked in the Top 5 Pixalate Publisher Trust Index within the Roku Channel Store.

About News 12

News 12 is the preeminent hyperlocal news service dedicated to bringing residents of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Connecticut, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New Jersey and Westchester the best hyperlocal news, traffic, weather, sports and more. News 12 also offers five News 12+ traffic and weather channels and News 12 New York, a digital network featuring the top stories, events and more from the tri-state area.News 12, owned and operated by Altice USA, is part of the Altice News group, which also includes national and business news from Cheddar News and the global and current affairs network i24NEWS. For more on News 12, visit News12.com.

About NewsON

NewsON, the nation’s largest streaming service for local news content, provides a nationwide lineup of local news from nearly 300 trusted, credible TV stations, giving consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from 165+ markets covering more than 80% of the U.S. population. NewsON is free to download with no login required on Samsung Smart TVs, Roku player, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and iOS and Android, and offers a free, ad-supported app which features instant access to broadcast-quality video. NewsON includes local television newscasts from 16 different station ownership groups, dedicated to serving customers across platforms and harnessing the strength of the local television industry at national scale. NewsON consistently ranks highly for engagement among national news brands in the Roku Channel Store and is recognized for high quality CTV programmatic advertising in Pixalate’s Publisher Trust Index.

Contacts

Alison Mitchell

amenhart@newson.us

Jessica Bellucci

jessica@belluccimedia.com

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