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Local Now adds local CBS News stations to free streaming service

The national CBS News stream as well as Dabl and "Inside Edition" are also available on the app.

The national CBS News stream as well as Dabl and "Inside Edition" are also available on the app.

The Local Now app now offers local CBS News streams from more than a dozen major metropolitan areas. (Graphic by The Desk)
The Local Now app now offers local CBS News streams from more than a dozen major metropolitan areas. (Graphic by The Desk)

Allen Media Group’s free streaming service Local Now has added more than a dozen CBS News channels to its platform, the company announced on Wednesday.

The streams include the national CBS News channel and CBS Sports Golazo Network, as well as the lifestyle network Dabl and a marathon channel featuring content from CBS-owned syndicated news magazine program “Inside Edition.”

Additionally, Local Now is offering news feeds from CBS-owned local television stations across the country, including:

  • CBS News Baltimore (WJZ-TV news simulcast)
  • CBS News Bay Area (KPIX/KPYX news simulcast)
  • CBS News Boston (WBZ-TV news simulcast)
  • CBS News Chicago (WBBM news simulcast)
  • CBS News Colorado (KCNC news simulcast)
  • CBS News Detroit (WWJ-TV news simulcast)
  • CBS News Los Angeles (KCBS/KCAL news simulcast)
  • CBS News Miami (WFOR-TV news simulcast)
  • CBS News New York (WCBS/WLNY news simulcast)
  • CBS News Philadelphia (KYW-TV news simulcast)
  • CBS News Pittsburgh (KDKA/WPKD news simulcast)
  • CBS News Sacramento (KOVR/KMAX news simulcast)
  • CBS News Texas (KTVT news simulcast)

Local Now is the leading free streaming service for local news, so this partnership with CBS – a trusted local news source for millions of Americans – was an undeniable match,” Byron Allen, the founder and CEO of Allen Media Group, said in a statement on Wednesday. “With the addition of CBS News and CBS Sports Golazo Network, we’re simultaneously able to expand our entertainment content offering for our audience. We’re excited for what’s ahead with our great partners at CBS.”

The addition of the new CBS local news feeds brings the number of local news streams on Local Now to over 130, according to a count by The Desk. It also allows Local Now to promote itself as one of the few free, ad-supported streaming services that offers at least one local news channel in every designated TV market in the country.

Bringing our [free streaming] channels to Local Now represents the next step in accelerating the growth of our streaming business,” Wendy McMahon, the president and CEO of the CBS News and Stations division at Paramount Global, said in a statement. “We’re seeing significant increases in the total minutes streamed on our platforms this year. Partnering with the Allen Media Group will help us expand our reach even further, and not just in local news, but also with our flagship CBS News national streaming channel, CBS Sports Golazo Network, Inside Edition and Dabl.”

Local Now and CBS deliver unmatched content and user experience in the free streaming space,” Michael Senzon, the president of digital at Allen Media Group, said on Wednesday. “Wendy and her team at CBS have been pioneering in the [free streaming] space, and this partnership showcases Local Now‘s market leading commitment to have the best localized news and entertainment platform available.”

Local Now is available across all major streaming television platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV (Google TV) and Apple TV, as well as phones and tablets.

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Matthew Keys

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).