New partnership adds 27 new local news channels to Local Now lineup
and further expands coverage of the platform’s top 50 markets

ATLANTE, September 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Allen Media Groupit is local now – America’s leading free local news and entertainment streaming service – today announced its partnership with Hearst Televisionit is very local digital service. This partnership extends local nowwith 27 premium news channels.

The 27 free ad-supported streaming channels (FAST) are part of Hearst Televisionthe local digital brand of, very local, serving 26 US media markets in 39 states. The channels feature award-winning journalism from across the country and curated local content connecting consumers to their communities and beyond. Content includes original series that spans all genres including food, travel, dating, adventure, and true crime.

Here are the new local channels available on local now:

Very Orlando by WESH 2 – Orlando

Very Sacramento by KCRA – Sacramento

Very Baltimore by WBAL-TV – Baltimore

Very Milwaukee by WISN 12 – Milwaukee

Very Cincinnati by WLWT – Cincinnati

Very New Orleans by WDSU – New Orleans

Very Louisville by WLKY – Louisville

Very Iowa by KCCI – Des Moines

Very South Florida by WPBF 25 – West Palm Beach

Very New Mexico by KOAT – Albuquerque

Very Jackson by 16 WAPT – Jackson

Very Central Coast by KSBW – Monterey/Salinas

Very Boston by WCVB – Boston

Very New Hampshire by WMUR – Boston/Manchester

Very Pittsburgh by WTAE – Pittsburgh

Very Kansas City by KMBC/KCWE – Kansas City

Very Caroline by WYFF 4 – Greenville

Very Oklahoma by KOCO – Oklahoma City

Very Omaha by KETV – Omaha

Very Alabama by WVTM – Birmingham

Very Pennsylvania by WGAL – Harrisburg/Lancaster

Very Carolina by WXII – Winston-Salem/Greensboro

Very Maine by WMTW – Portland/Auburn

Very Savannah by WJCL – Savannah

Very Champlain Valley by NBC 5 – Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh

Very Arkansas by 40/29 – Fayetteville/Ft. Black-smith

Very Tampa Bay by WMOR – Tampa

“Local Now has the most local channels of any free streaming platform,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Local Now’s parent company, Allen Media Group. “We are thrilled to bring the best local programming from Hearst Television to the Local Now platform. Our users enjoy the premium local news channels they know and trust.”

“We are excited to expand Hearst Television’s streaming footprint by making our highly local channels available to a diverse and growing audience on the Local Now streaming app,” said Andrew Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President of Streaming Services at Hearst Television. “As consumers seek to connect with local news and information on streaming platforms, Hearst Television will meet them where they are with award-winning news and originals through Very Local.”

local now provides localized news, weather, sports, traffic and entertainment, produced by various leading news organizations, in more than 225 markets across the United States. It offers over 450 free streaming channels, including a Local Now channel in every DMA nationwide, as well as over 16,000 movies, TV shows and documentaries. The local now the app is available on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon FireTV, Android-TV, Xfinity, Vizio, Samsung, android and iOS devices. (

Hearst Television is very local the program will also be available on TheGrio streaming appAllen Media Group’s free streaming platform where Black America watches premium content 24/7, including award-winning movies, TV shows, comedies, documentaries and a wide range of channels. LeGrio is the brand you trust for black culture-focused news and entertainment, delivering the most compelling stories and perspectives with cutting-edge reporting and in-depth interviews. LeGrio Streaming app is now available on Roku, Amazon FireTV, AppleTV, Android/GoogleTVand android and Apple Portable devices. (


The Allen Media Group digital platform local now is the leading free streaming service for local news and entertainment in America, delivering localized content to over 225 markets in the United States and offering an endless supply of movies and TV shows from from hollywood larger studios. It offers hundreds of live channels that feature a huge roster of superstar talent and big-name content partners. local nowThe state-of-the-art streaming platform also provides original local news, weather and insights personalized by market, so viewers can easily stay connected to what matters most to them. Local Now is available on almost all OTT platforms on connected TV, mobile and web. For more information, please visit:


Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies and has received numerous awards for its distinguished journalism, industry innovation and community service. Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television stations and two radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 22 million American households. Thanks to its partnership with almost all the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programming from ABC, NBC, SCS, C.W., MONNet, MeTV, estrella and more. Radios are leaders in Baltimore listens to news/talk and rock music. His Hearst Media Production Group unity produces original programming on linear and streaming platforms for national and international distribution. His very local The streaming service provides 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Download the very local free app on Roku, Amazon FireTV, AppleTV Where Android-TV. Additional information and video clips can be found Hearst Television is a 100% subsidiary of Hearst.

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