Local Now Teams With PBS
Today, Allen Media Group announced that its fast-growing, free streaming platform, Local Now, has signed PBS Digital Studios to offer viewers curated PBS Digital Studios content. Starting today, PBS Digital Studios content will be available on the Local Now streaming platform. Streamers can expect an awesome line-up of PBS Digital Studios content including hit series, BE SMART, EONS, SOUND FIELD and much more.
“PBS has been an excellent staple in American households for decades, so we are excited, as well as honored to have PBS Digital Studios as part of the stellar lineup on Local Now,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Local Now parent company Allen Media Group. “This partnership furthers our core mission of delivering premium, free content that entertains, educates and enriches our viewers and their families.”
“PBS Digital Studios strives to meet audiences wherever they are watching online video,” said Maribel Lopez, Head of PBS Digital Studios. “We are pleased to bring some of our most entertaining and educational series to Local Now.”
PBS Digital Studios offers original series and short-form content that explores science, arts, culture and more. PBS Digital Studios is a leader in online content creation with five programs on YouTube’s “Top 20 U.S. Education Creators” list and three programs on YouTube’s “Top 20 U.S. Science & Tech Creators” list, both based on average monthly views. Each month, PBS Digital Studios averages over 29 million users and 50 million views on YouTube.
Local Now offers more than 420 free streaming channels, including a Local Now channel in every DMA in the country, as well as more than 12,000 movies, TV shows, and documentaries. The Local Now app is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xfinity, Vizio, Samsung, Android, and IOS devices.