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US local news content streaming service NewsON has launched a new free app for the Amazon Fire TV platform.

newson 11June2019The NewsON app is designed to provide instant access to both live and on-demand video newscasts in what it calls a ‘simple and streamlined’ viewer experience. It provides consumers with free access to live and on-demand local newscasts on mobile and connected TV devices. The app also enables users to find and watch coverage of breaking news events from multiple local stations in markets across the country.

The app’s reach includes 179 TV stations in 123 US markets representing 13 different station ownership groups with up to 50 additional stations now in the onboarding process for coming months. The app currently boasts total OTT viewing time of over 80,000 hours per day, and average session lengths of over one hour each.

“With our consistently strong growth in viewer engagement, NewsON has become a leading source of trusted live and on-demand local news for OTT consumers,” said Derek Van Nostran, head of marketing for NewsON. “We are excited to bring NewsON to a brand-new audience on Amazon Fire TV.”

In addition to Amazon Fire TV devices, NewsON is free to download with no login required on iOS, Android and Roku devices.