Haystack News, the US ad-supported streaming service that connects viewers with local, national and global TV news, has announces pland for upcoming dedicated streaming channels for the Democratic National Convention (August 17th – 21st) and Republican National Convention (August 24th – 28th), as part of its ongoing Decision 2020 news programming.
The streaming channels for the conventions will feature content from Haystack News providers with news and analysis from about 300 local broadcasters covering more than 90 per cent of the major metropolitan areas in the United States, and additional results and analysis from ABC News, the AP, Bloomberg, CBS News, Cheddar and Newsy. Haystack News will also provide live look-ins for major speeches and give viewers a breadth of coverage and analysis from local, national and international points of view.
The Haystack News service features custom streaming newscasts for each viewer and leverages a deep selection of news segments in a simple and free, easy-to-use platform on connected TV, laptops, tablets and phones. The upcoming national convention channels are part of the ongoing Haystack News coverage dedicated to the 2020 election, in addition to its dedicated channel to the Coronavirus pandemic, amongst others.
“Haystack News usage and engagement has been surging for several years, but has reached new record levels in 2020 due to the pandemic and with this being a presidential election year,” said Haystack TV CEO and co-founder Daniel Barreto. “Haystack is the preferred OTT platform for news and analysis and we are delighted to make it even easier and more convenient for our users to consume news content and perspectives for the upcoming national conventions from all over the country.”