Locast brings free, native dwell channels to Pittsburgh

Locast launches today in Pittsburgh, PA and reaches an additional million residents. This is the 35th market of the free live streaming service for local channels. Locast will offer Pittsburgh residents dozens of channels including WPXI NBC 11, WTAE ABC 4, KDKA CBS 2, WPGH FOX 53, PBS, PBS Kids as well as DABL, Stadium, Antenna, CourtTV, Movies, MeTV, TrueCrime, BOUNCE, Quest , LAFF, COMET, HSN, NewsNet, Charge! and more.

Locast offers free local television over the internet, although the service often asks for a $ 5 donation until that donation is set up by the user. Locast says that the offering of the channels is a public service that offers viewers news, weather, sports, entertainment and emergency information through internet connected devices.

“Locast is an invaluable free tool for residents to stay informed of major storms, health updates, local news, weather and sports through their local TV channels. Especially in areas where broadcast reception can be unreliable, Pittsburgh residents can use Locast to watch their local television channels over the Internet on their phones, tablets, laptops, or streaming media devices, ”the company wrote in a press release

Pittsburgh is also home to college students, retirees, first responders, and low-income households, among other things, who can qualify for the Locast Cares program – an opportunity for users who cannot make financial donations to their local TV channels without interruptions To see donation request. The program is open to the first 25,000 applicants and is available for one year. Apply at www.locast.org/cares.

Jess Barnes

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