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Channel Master has added over-the-top (OTT) video news brand Newsy to its platform, available as a live, linear TV channel to DVR+ owners.

newsyThe service provides a cable-like traditional TV experience to cord-cutters who desire live TV, local channels and a DVR in addition to on-demand services. The DVR+ is subscription-free and allows customers to pause and record live TV, as well as access streaming services and live Internet channels.

Newsy is a popular digital news service with millennial audiences, providing up-to-the-minute and trending news coverage in brief curated segments covering world and national news, culture, technology, science, politics and more. Newsy is a wholly owned subsidiary of The EW Scripps Company.

“The Channel Master OTT platform is unique in that it allows our partners to create a branded live linear TV channel that appears in a traditional grid guide alongside over-the-air network channels such as ABC and CBS,” said Joe Bingochea, EVP of product development at Channel Master. “Newsy's live feed is rich with relevant content presented in an exciting, modern format, a perfect fit for our cord-cutter customers and we're very excited to launch the channel today.”

“Launching Newsy on Channel Master further expands our brand to a growing audience of viewers who prefer alternative TV solutions,” said Blake Sabatinelli, general manager of Newsy. “Channel Master has a great base of customers and we're excited to introduce them to our fresh take on TV news, adding the much-needed perspective viewers don't get from old-school news brands.”