Local Now Adds USA Today and USA Today Sports Channels

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Local Now has added the USA Today and USA Today Sports channels to its lineup, providing users of the free streaming service with access to even more news, entertainment, and sports content.


Last month, Local Now announced a major expansion which saw the addition of 18 CBS free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels, including 14 CBS News stations, CBS News Streaming, and CBS Sports Golazo Network.

Thanks to a new partnership between Local Now’s parent Allen Media Group and USA Today parent Gannett, Local Now users have also now gained access to both USA Today and USA Today Sports.


The USA Today brand and channels are an excellent addition to our free-streaming service Local Now,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Local Now parent company, Allen Media Group. “Local Now and USA Today both have a very strong commitment to delivering the best in news, sports, and entertainment to our consumers.”

With USA Today included, Local Now users can expect access to the channel’s popular shows including Problem Solved, Humankind, and Entertain This! With the addition of USA Today Sports, Local Now users can also expect access to the network’s sports content, including Sports Seriously.

For those new to Local Now in general, the streaming service provides access to more than 500 free streaming channels, including localized content in over 225 markets in the U.S. This is in addition to a wide range of free on-demand movies, TV shows, and documentaries.


The Local Now app is available to download on a variety of smart TVs and streaming players, including those powered by Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku. The app can also be found on Samsung and Vizio smart TVs, and mobile devices.

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