E.W. Scripps Company is launching a free, over-the-air live 24/7 news network called Newsy.
Newsy is already available on nearly every major over-the-top and connected TV platform, says Scripps. Newsy also will launch over the air in roughly 90% of U.S. television homes, and in all major markets, on Oct. 1. It will be carried primarily over Scripps-owned broadcast stations’ spectrum as well as that of partner broadcasters. Its distribution over the air will make it the only American news television network to be ubiquitous on both growth platforms, says Scripps.