March 29, 2016
PHOENIX, AZ – Channel Master, the nation’s leading provider of alternative TV solutions, today announced the addition of over-the-top video news brand Newsy to its OTT platform. Newsy’s daily news coverage is now available as a live, linear TV channel to DVR+ owners.
Channel Master provides a cable-like traditional TV experience to cord cutters who desire live TV, local channels and a DVR in addition to on-demand services. The DVR+ is a subscription-free DVR that allows customers to pause and record live TV, as well as access streaming services and live Internet channels.
Newsy is a popular digital news service with millennial audiences, providing up-to-the-minute and trending news coverage in brief curated segments covering world and national news, culture, technology, science, politics and more. Newsy is a wholly owned subsidiary of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).
“The Channel Master OTT platform is unique, in that it allows our partners to create a branded live linear TV channel that appears in a traditional grid guide alongside over-the-air network channels such as ABC and CBS,” said Joe Bingochea, EVP of product development at Channel Master. “Newsy’s live feed is rich with relevant content presented in an exciting, modern format, a perfect fit for our cord-cutter customers. We’re very excited to launch the channel today.”
“Launching Newsy on Channel Master further expands our brand to a growing audience of viewers who prefer alternative TV solutions” said Blake Sabatinelli, general manager of Newsy. “Channel Master has a great base of customers and we’re excited to introduce them to our fresh take on TV news, adding the much-needed perspective viewers don’t get from old-school news brands.”
About Channel Master Channel Master is an alternative TV provider delivering high quality and value to consumers since 1949. The company offers a full line of television antennas, subscription-free DVR options and additional products designed to deliver a traditional TV experience without the fees. It feels like Cable but it’s not.
About Newsy Newsy is a millennial-focused digital video news service that provides “news with the why,” built to inform and engage by delivering today’s top stories across platforms. Its content is available in on-demand and linear formats on overthetop (OTT) services including Apple TV, Sling TV, Watchable from Comcast, Channel Master, Pluto TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast; connected television including Xumo; on mobile for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire; and at newsy.com.
Shelley O’Connell, Channel Master, 720-203-2423, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kari Wethington, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3763, email@example.com