Oct. 6, 2023
Free livestreaming option expands network’s statewide reach
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS announced today that it is now livestreaming on Local Now – Allen Media Group's leading free streaming service for local news and entertainment in America. Local Now extends the network’s statewide reach, giving audiences more access to inspiring and educational content from Arkansas PBS’s locally-produced shows, along with PBS favorites – including “PBS NewsHour,” “FRONTLINE” and “Antiques Roadshow.”
The partnership between PBS and Local Now will make participating PBS stations available to audiences in more than 300 markets and cities across the country, with the full launch completed by the end of this year. The partnership represents PBS's continued commitment to make its quality and award-winning content accessible to all Americans on as many digital platforms as possible.
Late last year, Allen Media Group announced its partnership with PBS, which launched the new PBS Digital Studios FAST channel on Local Now. The FAST channel offers original series and short-form content that explores science, arts, culture and more.
Local Now provides localized news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment, produced by various leading news organizations, in more than 225 markets across the U.S. It offers more than 450 free-streaming channels, including a Local Now channel in every DMA in the country, as well as more than 18,000 movies, TV shows, and documentaries. The Local Now app is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xfinity, Vizio, Samsung, Android and IOS devices. (LocalNow.com)
About Local Now
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 U.S. and boasting an endless supply of movies and TV shows from Hollywood's biggest studios. It offers hundreds of live channels that feature an extensive roster of superstar talent and marquee content partners. Local Now's state-of-the-art streaming platform also delivers original local news, weather and information, customized by market, so viewers can easily stay connected to what matters to them most. Local Now is available on nearly all platforms across OTT on connected TV, mobile and web. Additional information is available at localnow.com.
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