14 Dec Local Now Launches On Xfinity X1 And Xfinity Flex
By Mark K. Miller
Allen Media Group’s Local Now streaming app is now available over the Internet to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex customers.
As Local Now continues to expand its national reach and depth of programming, this launch enables X1 and Flex customers to say “Local Now” into the Xfinity Voice Remote to access the free streaming service’s local news, weather, sports, traffic, television shows, movies, documentaries, lifestyle content and channels.
Local Now offers the co-owned Weather Channel’s advanced weather reporting technology along with real-time, hyperlocal news and information from a roster of content partners including Reuters, Associated Press, Thrillist, Curbed, Yelp, Cheddar and Vox to more than 225 markets across the U.S.
“I am happy to announce we’re expanding our long-term partnership with Comcast through the launch of our free streaming app Local Now on Xfinity X1 and Flex,” said Byron Allen, founder/chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “Local Now, Xfinity X1 and Flex are the result of the pioneering technologies developed by our respective companies that focus on delivering quality content and essential news and information to our customers.”
Rebecca Heap, Comcast Cable senior vice president, video and entertainment, said: “As we continue to evolve our partnership with Allen Media Group and to expand the choices available to our Xfinity customers, we’re pleased to now offer even more local news, entertainment content, and lifestyle programming through the addition of Local Now on X1 and Flex.”