NewsON, the streaming initiative backed by a consortium of broadcasters led by ABC Owned Television Group, Cox Media Group, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Media General and Raycom Media, officially launched on Wednesday for iOS and Roku devices.
Disney-owned ABC is among five major broadcast TV station groups that are joining forces to develop NewsON, a service that will provide live streaming of local newscasts to viewers in 84 viewing markets nationwide.
Dish Network and Hearst Television are in the final hours of a retransmission battle that could black out 29 local Hearst TV stations in as many markets.
Several TV station group owners officially launched the Dyle mobile TV service Thursday at an event in Washington, D.C., where they boasted that Dyle, which uses broadcast spectrum, wouldn't be impacted by mobile data caps.
More than two dozen Hearst-owned TV stations are using a cloud service from Yospace to deliver news and short-form content to mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone and Android devices. The