Newsy
CountryUnited States
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
Programming
Language(s)English
Ownership
OwnerE. W. Scripps Company
History
Launched2008
ReplacedRetirement Living TV (Ended 2021)
Links
Websitewww.newsy.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Scripps, Ion, and Inyo-owned television stations
Streaming media
Platforms & Devices
Smart TV
  • LG
  • Magnavox
  • Panasonic
  • Philips
  • Samsung
  • Sanyo
  • Sony
  • Vizio
Audio

Newsy is an American news network headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and owned by the E. W. Scripps Company.[1] Its content is distributed on OTT platforms including Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Xumo, and Samsung TV Plus, in addition to streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Its programming began airing on over-the-air stations in October 2021.[2]

Internationally Newsy airs in Canada on VMedia owned RiverTV on channel 23.

History

Newsy's former logo, used from its 2008 launch, until its relaunch as an over the air broadcast network, on October 1, 2021.
Newsy's former logo, used from its 2008 launch, until its relaunch as an over the air broadcast network, on October 1, 2021.

Newsy was founded in 2008.[3] In its early years, Newsy operated primarily as a syndication business, selling news and original content to major digital journalism brands that included AOL/Huffington Post, Microsoft[4] and Mashable.[5]

In January 2014, Newsy was acquired for $35 million by the E. W. Scripps Company.[1]

In September 2017, Scripps announced it would take over RLTV's (Retirement Living Television) cable and satellite carriage agreements for approximately 26 million subscribers and reprogram the network with Newsy's lineup of shows.

Newsy has six U.S. offices: Columbia, Missouri; Chicago; Cincinnati; New York; Denver; and Washington, D.C.[6]

On April 6, 2021, Scripps announced that it would expand Newsy into a free over-the-air network, as well as being available on streaming platforms, starting October 1. The network would be available over-the-air on Scripps-owned Ion Television stations, along with some traditional Scripps stations without an Ion sister station and the former Ion-owned stations transferred to Inyo Broadcast Holdings, along with offering the network to other station groups. It also announced plans to relocate Newsy's national headquarters to Atlanta. The Newsy over-the-air network launched on October 1, 2021.[2]

In advance of the move exclusively to over-the-air distribution, Scripps began to notify traditional cable and satellite providers, along with Internet television providers, at the end of March that it would end distribution of the network via those means on June 30, 2021, ending the nearly 15 year life of the channel space, including its time as RLTV.[7][8]

All starting times for Newsy's programs are in the Eastern Time Zone. For viewers residing in the Pacific Time Zone, it is three hours earlier.

Affiliates

As of November 2021, Newsy has current and pending affiliation agreements with 132 television stations in over 100 television markets encompassing 46 states, covering 81.05% of the United States.[9][10]

Awards

Newsy's editorial content, as well as its TV apps, have won the following awards:

Newsy's editorial content has also been nominated for numerous awards including:

References

  1. ^ a b "Scripps Buys Newsy For $35M To Expand From TV And Newspapers To Digital Video". TechCrunch. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Scripps caters to cord-cutters by launching Newsy as a free, over-the-air network". Scripps (Press release). April 6, 2021. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  3. ^ Warner, Charles (May 13, 2010). "Newsy.com: The Future of Mobile News". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Newsy Officially Announces Partnership With MSN". Adweek. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Mashable Partners, Newsy team up on advertising-friendly video". FierceCable. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "Newsy establishes office in Washington, D.C., premieres 2016 campaign finance interactive". PRNewswire (Press release). The E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Newsy Termination Letter to the National Cable Television Cooperative". National Cable Television Cooperative. March 31, 2021. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  8. ^ "YouTube TV Loses Newsy as Channel Ends Streaming on Live TV Streaming Services". Cord Cutters News. June 30, 2021. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  9. ^ "Stations for Network – Newsy". RabbitEars. Retrieved November 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "Where to watch". NEWSY. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "Apple TV Recognizes Newsy In Best Of 2015 App List". Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". RTDNA. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  13. ^ Lewis, Courtney (June 15, 2020). "Newsy wins prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award for 'A Broken Trust' investigation". Retrieved September 9, 2020 – via Medium.
  14. ^ "Scripps Howard Awards announce winners, recognize exceptional American journalism". PRNewswire (Press release). Cincinnati. The E. W. Scripps Company. March 3, 2020. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  15. ^ "Nominees For The 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards Announced" (PDF). The News and Documentary Emmy Awards. July 21, 2016.
  16. ^ "Check 2016 – Newsy". The Webby Awards. Retrieved March 26, 2018.