This Just In: Your Local News is Now Available on Watchup

March 16, 2015

TV News app with local channels

Thanks to a partnership with Tribune Media Company, we’ve added 30 local broadcast news stations to the growing ranks of trusted sources available through Watchup. The Tribune Media partnership delivers viewers a new way to watch the news.

The partnership, which launches today, means unparalleled access to your favorite local news, sports and weather on your platform of choice. Starting today, you can view content from broadcast news powerhouses like KTLA in Los Angeles, WGN in Chicago and WPIX in New York. The partnership also makes it possible to search and select content from other locales, empowering you to watch hometown news wherever you may be.

“Most news is local news. Watchup is creating an alternative to traditional TV watching that supports the surging trend for over-the-top media consumption, ” said Watchup founder and CEO Adriano Farano.  “I’m thrilled to bring our users Tribune Media’s award-winning journalism from across the country.” According to Pew Research’s State of the Media report, more than 70 percent of Americans watch local news regularly.

The deal also incorporates Tribune Broadcasting’s stations in Cleveland; Denver; San Diego; Kansas City; Indianapolis, Sacramento, Milwaukee, Portland, Oregon; Seattle, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, and Washington D.C. In full, the partnership encompasses stations in 29 top DMAs reaching millions of viewers.

Watchup uses your device’s GPS to feed local news to your stream. Transforming you into the editor of your own personalized, multi-channel newscasts, Watchup remains the ideal service for news video on your time and on the device of your choosing.

Get the app now on iOS, Android, Xbox 360 or Amazon devices.

Many of us depend on local news to interpret how the national headlines will impact us locally, cover city politics in a way that no one else can and occasionally provide a bit of comic relief, like this gem from WVNS-TV anchor Dan Thorn.

Channels available today are:

KTLA 5 – Los Angeles
Fox 8 news – Cleveland
FOX 59 – Indianapolis
WDAF Fox 4 –  Kansas City
Fox 43 – Central Pennsylvania serving Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Lebanon Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas.
KFOR – News Channel 4 Oklahoma City
WGNOtv – New Orleans
WHO-HD – Des Moines
5NEWS – Fort Smith & Fayetteville
WGNTV – Chicago
Fox 5 San Diego – San Diego
WTKR News Channel 3 – Hampton Roads & Northeast N. Carolina
WNEP 16 – Scranton & Wilkes-Barre
PIX11 – New York City
FOX40 – Sacramento
FOX 2 – St. Louis
KTSU Fox 13 – Salt Lake City
WITI Fox6 News – Milwaukee
Fox8 – Greensboro & Winston-Salem
WREG News Channel 3 – Memphis
WHNT – Huntsville
WQAD – Moline
Q13FOX News – Seattle
FoxCT – Hartford
FOX 17 – Hampshire
CBS6 – Richmond
Fox 31 – Denver
KDAF-TV CW33 – Dallas
CW39Houston – Houston
CBS4 WTTV-TV – Indianapolis