Meredith Corporation’s Local Media Group, comprised of 17 over-the-air TV stations, has signed with TownNews.com for the content and video management of the properties.
With the deal forged Wednesday (8/15), TownNews.com’s suite of digital tools and services will allow Meredith’s stations to deliver video, live streams, editorial content, and advertising to their web and mobile sites, OTT channels, and social media platforms.
“We felt strongly that TownNews.com, which has been a leader in the CMS space for many years, offered us the best tools and the most customizable platform to achieve our goals, especially when it comes to our users’ experience,” said Matt Strait, Meredith’s VP/Digital Media. “TownNews.com provides us with a flexible and extendable platform that will allow us to iterate and develop for our consumers’ needs nimbly and effectively.”
New websites for the TV stations are scheduled for launch later this summer and into the fall of 2018.
Meredith’s stations are comprised of:
· KCTV / KSMO (Kansas City, KS)
· KMOV (St. Louis, MO)
· KPHO / KTVK (Phoenix, AZ)
· KPTV / KPDX (Portland, OR)
· KVVU (Las Vegas, NV)
· WALA (Mobile, AL)
· WFSB (Hartford, CT)
· WGCL / WPCH (Atlanta, GA)
· WGGB / WSHM (Springfield, MA)
· WHNS (Greenville, SC)
· WNEM (Flint, MI)
· WSMV (Nashville, TN)
“People tend to think of TownNews.com as a solution for print publishers only,” said Brad Ward, president and CEO of TownNews.com. “But our technology, services, and media expertise enable local media organizations of all types—TV, newspaper, radio, magazine—to transform their business models for the digital age. We’ve been successfully doing just that for our partners for nearly 30 years.”