NewsON Adds Raleigh-Durham DMA to Platform with Addition of WRAL
Capitol Broadcasting’s Flagship Station Joins Largest Free Streaming Service for Local News Content
Seattle, March 28, 2023 – NewsON, the nation’s largest free OTT streaming service for local news content, is pleased to announce it has added the Raleigh-Durham DMA to its platform, with the addition of WRAL News+, Capitol Broadcasting Company’s new 24/7 streaming news station.
“We’re excited to bring WRAL‘s award-winning local news content to NewsON’s growing platform,” added WRAL’s VP and General Manager, Joel Davis. “As the trusted news source for the Raleigh-Durham area, we’re always looking for ways to expand our reach and connect with more viewers. This partnership with NewsON helps us expand the reach of our trusted, local news content to viewers in both North Carolina and across the country.”
NewsON offers live and on-demand local newscasts, FAST channels, and news clips from over twenty ownership groups, providing viewers instant access to local news content from 256 local TV stations covering 91% of the US population.
“WRAL has been a local TV digital pioneer since the dawn of the web, with a succession of innovations and successes, and we are pleased to see them join our stable of great stations. Now, NewsON’s multiplatform user base will have access to local news content from the Raleigh-Durham market through WRAL News+,” said Ron Stitt, General Manager of NewsON.
“As the streaming landscape continues to evolve, we need to help ensure that watching WRAL News is as frictionless as possible,” added Jon Accarrino, VP of Transformation at Capitol Broadcasting Company. “Making our news product available in more places, like NewsOn, helps to increase its accessibility and meets the viewer on the platform of their choice.”
NewsON, the nation’s largest streaming service for local news content, provides a nationwide lineup of local television newscasts and FAST channels from 256 trusted, credible TV stations, giving consumers access to live and on-demand local newscasts and local news clips from markets covering 91% of the U.S. population. NewsON is free to download with no login required on Samsung Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and iOS and Android, and offers a free, ad-supported app which features instant access to broadcast-quality video. NewsON includes local television newscasts from 19 different station ownership groups, dedicated to serving customers across platforms and harnessing the strength of the local television industry at national scale. NewsON consistently ranks highly for engagement among national news brands in the Roku Channel Store.
About WRAL News+
WRAL News+ is a broadcast and digital streaming news channel that delivers live newscasts throughout the day, plus weather forecasts every 10 minutes. The channel features news updates and timely content every hour from a specialized team of WRAL News+ journalists. To enhance the viewer’s experience, an info bar provides the latest news headlines, traffic, radar, and current weather conditions for 24/7 “Coverage You Can Count On.”
About WRAL’s parent company, the Capitol Broadcasting Company:
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAZ-TV, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WNGT-CD, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, WRAL Digital and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality and Coastal Plain League in Durham, NC; The Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC.
NewsON: Jessica Bellucci [email protected]
Capitol Broadcasting Company: [email protected]