Watchup boosts local online TV

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 17 March 2015

Mobile news streaming service Watchup has signed a content deal with Tribune Media Company to show video content from 30 local television station websites.

Watchup is available via the iOS AppStore, Google Play, Amazon AppStore and Xbox360. Using GPS technology, Watchup feeds local news segments to an individual user's video stream. Users can also search and select other local content, allowing them to watch online hometown news segments wherever they may be.

"The news most valued by viewers is local news. Watchup is creating a complementary service to traditional TV watching that supports the surging trends for digital and mobile media consumption," said Watchup founder and CEO Adriano Farano. "I'm thrilled to bring our users the award-winning journalism from the websites of Tribune Broadcasting's television stations across the country."

Viewers will be able to access online local news segments from the websites of television powerhouses like KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, WGN- TV in Chicago and WPIX-TV in New York.

The agreement also includes content from Tribune's stations in Seattle, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Fort Smith, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Diego, St Louis, Sacramento, Kansas City, Greensboro, New Orleans, Huntsville, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Scranton, Denver, Harrisburg, Moline, Memphis, Hartford, Norfolk, Indianapolis, Richmond, Indianapolis and Grand Rapids.