Live Streaming Platform Gets WGN America Agreement


In December 2019, it debuted.

Now, this live TV streaming platform has given its subscribers access to Nexstar Media Group‘s WGN America cable channel — the home of NewsNation and Ashleigh Banfield.

As such, starting Friday (1/15) the cable network will be carried by Vidgo.

It’s just the latest deal to involve WGN America reached in the last two months, expanding its reach by 8.5 million subscribers as Nexstar has invested heavily in its news operations and forthcoming news magazine hosted by Banfield, which will take the 10pm Eastern time slot.

Financial terms of the distribution agreement were not disclosed.

“Today’s announcement continues the steady strategic expansion of WGN America,” said Sean Compton, President of the Networks Division. “We are excited to be adding Vidgo’s customers the network’s reach, and to be bringing NewsNation and Banfield to more viewers who can watch us whenever and wherever they desire.”

Vidgo markets itself as an option comparable to Dish’s Sling TV, and to Philo.