News streaming service Watchup announces content partnership with Tribune Broadcasting
Launched today, the partnership provides viewers access to online local news segments from television powerhouses like KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, WGN- TV in Chicago and WPIX-TV in New York
MENLO PARK, Calif. – March, 16, 2015 — Watchup, the news streaming service available via the iOS AppStore, Google Play, Amazon AppStore and Xbox360, today announced a content partnership with Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media Company. Under the agreement, Watchup users will be able to access online video content from 30 of the company’s local television station websites.
The partnership launched today provides viewers access to their favorite online local news segments from the websites of television powerhouses like KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, WGN- TV in Chicago and WPIX-TV in New York. The agreement also includes content from Tribune Broadcasting’s stations in Seattle, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Ft. Smith, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Diego, St. Louis, Sacramento, Kansas City, Greensboro, New Orleans, Huntsville, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Scranton, Denver, Harrisburg, Moline, Memphis, Hartford, Norfolk, Indianapolis, Richmond, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids.
“The news most valued by viewers is local news. Watchup is creating a complementary service to traditional TV watching that supports the surging trends for digital and mobile media consumption,” said Watchup founder and CEO Adriano Farano. “I’m thrilled to bring our users the award-winning journalism from the websites of Tribune Broadcasting’s television stations across the country.”
According to a recent Pew Research Center “State of the Media” report, more than 70 percent of Americans watch local news regularly.
Users can easily watch local news segments by using the app. Utilizing GPS technology, Watchup feeds local news segments to an individual user’s video stream. Users can also search and select other local content, allowing them to watch online hometown news segments wherever they may be.
Watchup has partnered with more than 100 news sources such as Fox News, PBS Newshour, CNET, The Washington Post, Fusion, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Media. By turning viewers into editors of their own personalized, multi-channel newscasts,
Watchup is the ideal service for consumers who demand news video at the time and on the device of their choosing.
Watchup’s intuitive interface and algorithm empowers consumers to build individualized newscasts by selecting topics of interest from news sources they trust. Viewers can stream news video continuously or set up a daily, customized newscast that is delivered to their device at whatever time of day they desire. Users fine-tune their experience by liking or disliking reports and Watchup instantly learns from their choices.
Named one of Google’s Best Apps of the year in 2014, Watchup delivers a self-curated world of online video news and information on a multitude of devices, whenever an individual wants it.