CBS O&Os Get Their NewsOn


NewsON, a OTT streaming service for local news content largely used of late by Sinclair Broadcast Group, is welcoming a new group of O&O television stations to its platform, which competes against VUit and, to an extent, Haystack News.

Thanks to a new licensing deal, CBS News and Stations’ thirteen owned-and-operated television stations have been added to the platform.

NewsON will offer live newscasts, CBS News Local FAST channels, and short form story clips from each of the stations, including the upcoming Detroit channel when it launches.

In tandem with other recent new station affiliations, this will bring NewsON’s total station count to over 250.

“We are really thrilled to work with CBS News and Stations and bring their news product to NewsON’s multiplatform user base,” said Ron Stitt, General Manager of NewsON. “CBS has been a leader in development of OTT/CTV local news and we are pleased they are joining and supporting a large body of network affiliates who participate in NewsON to ensure they are connecting with CTV audiences and maximizing reach and revenue with their content.”

Sahand Sepehrnia, Senior Vice President of Streaming for CBS Stations, added, “Ron and the team are innovators and true champions of local news, and we are optimistic that the addition of our streaming channels will help expand their consumer offering and grow our audience.”


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