Roku Channel recently added eight local news channels to its Live TV lineup.
All eight new channels are NBC-owned stations, and are in eight large markets, mostly in the north and northeast.
NBCUniversal owns 12 local stations, and now eight of those have news feeds on Roku Channel.
- Chicago (WMAQ)
- Fort Worth/Dallas (KXAS)
- Los Angeles (KNBC)
- Miami/Fort Lauderdale (WTVJ)
- New Britain/Hartford/New Haven (WVIT)
- New York City (WNBC)
- Philadelphia (WCAU)
- Washington, D.C. (WRC)
These NBC-owned stations are not available:
- Boston (WBTS)
- San Diego (KNSD)
- San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland (KNTV)
- San Juan (WKAQ)
I noticed that Roku's home market of San Jose was left out. I just found that interesting.
Those eight stations cover a large number of people, since those are some of the largest cities in population in the USA. But, there are 210 TV markets, meaning a number of cities are not covered.
Still, it is a step in the right direction, with more local news available to some areas. At least some people's Streaming Life got a little bit better.