Local Now Adds 18 CBS FAST Channels, Including 14 CBS News Stations

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Local Now has expanded its channel lineup with the addition of 18 CBS free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels.

Local Now is only one of many free streaming services available to consumers, and while it is more focused on delivering access to free local news, sports, traffic, and weather, users can also watch a selection of movies and TV shows for free as well.

Today, Allen Media Group confirmed that it had agreed a new deal with CBS which will see 18 CBS-owned FAST channels added to the lineup, with a majority of them from CBS Television Stations.

In total, 14 local news FAST channels in the CBS Television Stations portfolio are now available to stream via Local Now. The newly-added CBS News stations are:

  • Baltimore (WJZ-TV)
  • Bay Area (KPIX-TV)
  • Boston (WBZ-TV)
  • Chicago (WBBM-TV)
  • Colorado (KCNC-TV)
  • Detroit (WWJ-TV)
  • Los Angeles (KCAL9 TV)
  • Miami (WFOR-TV)
  • Minnesota (WCCO-TV)
  • New York (WCBS-TV)
  • Philadelphia (KYW-TV)
  • Pittsburgh (KDKA-TV)
  • Sacramento (KOVR-TV)
  • Texas (KTVT-TV)

The remaining four channels included with this deal are CBS News Streaming, CBS Sports Golazo Network, Inside Edition, and Dabl.

Local Now is the leading free streaming service for local news, so this partnership with CBS – a trusted local news source for millions of Americans – was an undeniable match,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “And with the addition of CBS News and CBS Sports Golazo Network, we’re simultaneously able to expand our entertainment content offering for our audience. We’re excited for what’s ahead with our great partners at CBS.”

For those completely new to Local Now, the service is available in more than 225 markets across the U.S., and the app can be downloaded on a variety of platforms and devices. In total, users get access to more than 500 free streaming channels, and more than 20,000 movies, TV shows, and documentaries.

John Finn
John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

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