AMG’s Local Now Launches 18 CBS Fast Channels

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ATLANTA—The Allen Media Group's digital platform Local Now has announced a new agreement with CBS that will add 18 CBS Fast channels. 

The launch expands Local Now’s local news footprint with the launch of 14 free ad-supported television (FAST) channels from CBS Stations. In addition to this local news content, Local Now has added to its lineup CBS News Streaming; CBS Sports Golazo Network, a 24/7 streaming channel dedicated to soccer; as well as channels featuring CBS Media Ventures’ Inside Edition, the nation’s top-rated syndicated newsmagazine; and Dabl, a network that features programming from the libraries of popular, lifestyle experts.

 “Local Now is the leading free streaming service for local news, so this partnership with CBS – a trusted local news source for millions of Americans – was an undeniable match,” said Byron Allen, founder/chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “And with the addition of CBS News and CBS Sports Golazo Network, we’re simultaneously able to expand our entertainment content offering for our audience. We’re excited for what’s ahead with our great partners at CBS.” 

As part of the launch, CBS Stations reported that the minutes streamed by these channels are up 61 percent so far this year compared to the same period in 2022; and the last 12 months are the 12 biggest months since CBS became the first station group to stream local news in 2018.

The CBS local news channels include: 

  • Baltimore (WJZ-TV)
  • Bay Area (KPIX-TV)
  • Boston (WBZ-TV)
  • Chicago (WBBM-TV)
  • Colorado (KCNC-TV)
  • Detroit (WWJ-TV)
  • Los Angeles (KCAL9 TV)
  • Miami (WFOR-TV)
  • Minnesota (WCCO-TV)
  • New York (WCBS-TV)
  • Philadelphia (KYW-TV)
  • Pittsburgh (KDKA-TV)
  • Sacramento (KOVR-TV)
  • Texas (KTVT-TV)
George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.