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Local NBC News streams land on Samsung TV Plus, Xumo Play

Local NBC News feeds as they appeared on Comcast’s Xumo Play in January 2023. (Graphic by The Desk)

Comcast’s NBC Universal has quietly added several local NBC News feeds to Xumo Play and Samsung TV Plus, The Desk has learned.

Ten linear feeds were added to the streaming services on Monday, including some local NBC News streams that were previously exclusive to the free, ad-supported service the Roku Channel. Other streams have been available on Comcast’s premium streaming service, Peacock, for more than a year.

The live streams added to Xumo Play and Samsung TV Plus include:

  • NBC Bay Area News (San Francisco)
  • NBC Boston News
  • NBC Connecticut News (Hartford)
  • NBC Dallas News
  • NBC Los Angeles News
  • NBC New York News
  • NBC Philadelphia News
  • NBC San Diego News
  • NBC South Florida News (Miami)
  • NBC Washington, D.C. News

The feeds include live local news broadcasts that are simulcast from NBC-owned television stations in those metropolitan areas, as well as breaking news and original local programming.

Both Samsung TV Plus and Xumo Play already offer national NBC News feeds, including NBC News Now and Today All Day.

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).