Haystack News Goes Live With Second-Gen Newsline


LOS ANGELES — Ad-supported Video on Demand (AVOD) service Haystack News, offering viewers reports from local broadcast TV stations’ newsrooms, has updated its personalized news ticker.

Newsline is being marketed as a “dynamic and interactive” news ticker for AVOD platforms, and now includes upgrades; it is now available on all smart TV platforms including LG, Samsung, Sony, TCL and Vizio, and Android TV, Fire TV and Roku devices including smart TVs and streaming devices.

The benefits include better graphics and user interactivity for every headline, in addition to enhanced weather forecasts and Wall Street information.

Haystack TV President and Co-Founder Ish Harshawat said, “Haystack News is surging with millions of new users, tallying 145% user growth year over year thanks to the introduction of innovative new features, such as Newsline, as we reinvent the news-watching experience. With Newsline, watching news on your Smart TV is now superior to that of traditional cable television. Haystack’s investment in Newsline is yielding increased levels of engagement for your users and increased monetization for our content partners.”

Haystack TV has content agreements with ABC Owned Television Stations, CBS Television Stations, Cox Media Group, Gray Television, Hearst Television, Hubbard Broadcasting, Meredith Corporation and Scripps.

Haystack TV national/international content providers include ABC News, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, CBS News, Cheddar, CNET, Euronews, Gamespot, Newsy and Yahoo Finance.