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Local Now adds 19 NBCU FAST channels

September 22, 2023

The Allen Media Group digital platform Local Now – the US free-streaming service for local news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment – has announced the expansion of its partnership with NBCUniversal.

Through this broadened partnership, Local Now adds 11 NBC local news FAST channels, as well as six regional and national Telemundo FAST channels, and two NBC entertainment FAST channels – American Crimes and NBC LX Home.

The NBC local news FAST channels available to stream on Local Now include:

  • NBC New York News (WNBC)
  • NBC Los Angeles News (KNBC)
  • NBC Chicago News (WMAQ)
  • NBC Philadelphia News (WCAU)
  • NBC Dallas Fort Worth News (KXAS)
  • NBC Washington, DC News (WRC)
  • NBC Boston News (WBTS)
  • NBC SF Bay Area News (KNTV)
  • NBC South Florida News (WTVJ)
  • NBC San Diego News (KNSD)
  • NBC Connecticut News (WVIT)

Local Now viewers can stream national Spanish-language news and entertainment curated by Telemundo on the Telemundo al Día FAST channel. Local Now adds four regional Telemundo news FAST channels from Telemundo owned stations covering California, Florida, Texas and the Northeast. Additional national news from Telemundo Noticias Ahora will be available in the coming months.

Adding to its 500-plus channels, Local Now is also streaming the NBCUniversal American Crimes FAST channel – featuring award-winning series American Greed and Lockup – and NBC LX Home, a new lifestyle entertainment network.

“Local Now is the leader in free local news, and with the addition of the 11 NBC local news and 4 Telemundo FAST channels, we are now able to expand our local coverage even more,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “Strong partnerships like this one with NBCUniversal is what has fueled Local Now’s rapid growth and allowed us to deliver on our mission of providing our audience the best free streaming content available.”

“Local news, in English and Spanish, lifestyle programming and true crime are three genres that are increasingly important to viewers in the FAST space,” said Matt Schnaars, President, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal. “Powered by the expertise of the NBCUniversal News Group, these networks are a great compliment to Local Now’s content offering, bringing our multi-cultural audiences another outlet to be informed and entertained.”

The Local Now app is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xfinity, Vizio, Samsung, Android and IOS devices.

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