Newsy Added To A Growing vMVPD – Radio & Television Business Report

DAYTON, OHIO — As part of its continued expansion across over-the-top and pay TV platforms, The E.W. Scripps Co.‘s Newsy has added its full slate of news programming to the live and on-demand streaming service that includes Mark Cuban in its investor roster.

Philo subscribers now have access to Newsy, the OTT-to-MVPD millennial-targeted news network. It joins Philo’s lineup of more than 60 channels, available to subscribers for $20 per month.

Access is largely seen across Apple TV, FireTV and Roku and via Chromecast functionality on Android devices.

“Access to news and information is more important than ever, so we’re thrilled to be able to bring Newsy to more than 750,000 engaged Philo customers,” Newsy CEO Blake Sabatinelli said. “Our approach to the news empowers viewers with straightforward reporting that informs instead of influencing — giving the context and perspective viewers won’t find elsewhere.”

Philo COO and programming head Mike Keyserling added, “With the presidential election less than a month away, Philo is excited to add Newsy to our news offerings and our growing list of more than 60 channels. The network’s focus on providing straightforward, opinion free news coverage is a perfect fit for Philo customers, who span every region and political affiliation in the United States.”