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Newsy
CountryUnited States
SloganBe informed. Not influenced. (formerly News with the Why)
HeadquartersColumbia, Missouri
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format720p (HDTV, cable)
Variable, up to 1080p online
Ownership
OwnerE. W. Scripps Company
History
Launched2008
Links
Websitewww.newsy.com
Availability
Cable
On some cable systemscheck local listings
Streaming media
Platforms & Devices
Smart TV
  • LG
  • Magnavox
  • Panasonic
  • Philips
  • Samsung
  • Sanyo
  • Sony
  • Vizio
Audio

Newsy is an American news network founded in Columbia, Missouri, in 2008 and acquired by the E. W. Scripps Company in January 2014 for $35 million.[2] Its content can be found on platforms including Verizon FiOS, Comcast Xfinity, Charter Spectrum, Cox, Sling TV, AT&T U-verse, Altice USA, YouTube TV and DirecTV in addition to set-top streaming devices and services such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

History

Newsy was founded in 2008 on the premise of creating quality video journalism that was easily digestible on mobile devices and the web.[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] Since being acquired by E. W. Scripps Company, Newsy has become a national news brand focused on delivering news to millennials and Gen X consumers.

In September 2017, Scripps announced it would take over RLTV's (Retirement Living Television) cable 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, DC.[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 cable and on streaming platforms, starting October 1. The network would be available over-the-air on Scripps-owned ION stations and on its affiliate stations plus on affiliates from other station groups. It also announced plans to relocate Newsy's national headquarters to Atlanta. [7]

Live programming

Newsy is a 24-hour live news channel available on the leading cable providers including Comcast, Verizon Fios, Spectrum, DISH, YouTube TV and more. Newsy's weekday programming lineup includes:[8]

In 2020, Newsy premiered “In The Loop with Christian Bryant,[9]” airing Monday through Thursday, and targeting viewers 25 to 54. Zach Toombs, executive producer for “In The Loop,” told Television News Daily the show “captures what it’s like to live online in the pandemic era.”

Content

In addition to its daily live news coverage, the channel has also broadcast original series and special reports including:

In 2016, Newsy launched its Brand Studio,[13] which offers brands and agencies native video advertising that supplements Newsy's pre-roll and mid-roll video advertising. Since its launch it has produced branded video content for SUEZ and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and more.

On-air journalists

Newsy journalist Alex Miller interviewing Congresswoman Debbie Lesko in 2020.
Newsy journalist Alex Miller interviewing Congresswoman Debbie Lesko in 2020.

Awards

Newsy’s editorial content, as well as its over-the-top TV apps, have won industry recognition, including:

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

References

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/user/NewsyHub
  2. ^ "Scripps Buys Newsy For $35M To Expand From TV And Newspapers To Digital Video". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  3. ^ Warner, Charles (2010-05-13). "Newsy.com: The Future of Mobile News". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  4. ^ "Newsy Officially Announces Partnership With MSN". Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  5. ^ "Mashable Partners, Newsy team up on advertising-friendly video | FierceCable". www.fiercecable.com. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  6. ^ Company, The E.W. Scripps. "Newsy establishes office in Washington, D.C., premieres 2016 campaign finance interactive". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  7. ^ Scripps caters to cord-cutters by launching Newsy as a Free, Over-the-Air Network Scripps, April 6, 2021. Retrieved the same day.
  8. ^ https://www.newsy.com/collections/shows/
  9. ^ "Newsy Launches 'In The Loop,' Covers Online Living In Pandemic Era". www.mediapost.com. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  10. ^ Company, The E.W. Scripps. "Newsy Original Series, 'A Woman's Job,' launches with premiere at National Press Club". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  11. ^ "Newsy, Scripps Washington Bureau launch investigation into opioid crisis with new series, "Getting A Fix"". Markets Insider. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  12. ^ Diana Marszalek. "Newsy Looking Deep Into Trump's Potential Conflicts". NextTV. Retrieved 2020-06-25.
  13. ^ "Newsy Unveils First Original Series at First-Ever NewFront - VideoInk". VideoInk. 2016-05-09. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  14. ^ "Apple TV Recognizes Newsy In Best Of 2015 App List". Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  15. ^ "2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". rtdna.org. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  16. ^ Lewis, Courtney (2020-06-15). "Newsy wins prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award for 'A Broken Trust' investigation". Medium. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  17. ^ Company, The E. W. Scripps. "Scripps Howard Awards announce winners, recognize exceptional American journalism". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  18. ^ "Nominees For The 37th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards Announced" (PDF). The News and Documentary Emmy Awards. 2016-07-21.
  19. ^ "Check 2016 - Newsy | The Webby Awards". Retrieved 2018-03-26.