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VUit adds 13 news feeds from local CBS stations

The CBS Building in New York City.
The CBS Building in New York City. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons, Graphic by The Desk)

Streaming news service VUit is adding more than a dozen feeds from local CBS-owned stations, the company announced on Friday.

The addition of the CBS local news feeds brings the total number of live streams to over 260, covering about 80 percent of the United States.

The new feeds being added to the streaming service include:

  • CBS News Baltimore (WJZ-TV, Channel 13)
  • CBS News Bay Area (KPIX-TV, Channel 5 & KBCW, Channel 44)
  • CBS News Boston (WBZ-TV, Channel 4)
  • CBS News Chicago (WBBM, Channel 2)
  • CBS News Colorado (KCNC, Channel 4)
  • CBS News DFW (KTVT, Channel 11)
  • CBS News Los Angeles (KCBS, Channel 2 & KCAL, Channel 9)
  • CBS News Miami (WFOR, Channel 4)
  • CBS News Minneapolis (WCCO, Channel 4)
  • CBS News New York (WCBS, Channel 2)
  • CBS News Philadelphia (KYW, Channel 3)
  • CBS News Pittsburgh (KDKA, Channel 2)
  • CBS News Sacramento (KOVR, Channel 13 & KMAX, Channel 31)

In addition to the CBS television stations, VUit offers live feeds of news broadcasts from stations owned by Hearst Television, News Press & Gazette Company, Gray Television and Cox Media Group. It also offers national news feeds from U.S. Weekly, NewsNet and Fuel TV.

In a media interview, an executive with VUit’s parent company Syncback said the company is moving from a startup mindset into a real challenger in the free, ad-supported streaming news space.

“Getting a critical mass of stations was goal one,” the executive, Jack Perry, told CNBC on Friday. “This deal with CBS gets us a big chunk of the U.S.”

CBS is owned by Paramount Global, which also operates the subscription-based Paramount Plus and free, ad-supported Pluto TV streaming services.

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