TEGNA Stations are Going Over the Top With New Streaming Apps: What Does This Mean for Advertisers? 

The future of TV is here, and we’re ready for it. By adding TEGNA’s new OTT apps to your brand’s marketing and advertising mix, you’ll be able to drive engagement in a brand-safe way. Here are all the details you need to know.

Meredith Cunningham Published: May 12, 2022

As streaming viewership continues its exponential rise, TEGNA is going over the top as well. We’re thrilled to announce the rollout of new and improved over-the-top (OTT) streaming apps for our 64 stations in 51 markets. 11Alive+ and WTHR13+ are piloting the launch, with additional stations following suit, and are available on Roku and Amazon Fire TV – the two most used OTT  streaming devices in the country.  

This new generation of streaming apps offers our viewers access to the best of TEGNA, including 24/7 access to breaking live and on-demand local news, newscast replays, extended live coverage, weather, and station specials and investigations.  

Additionally, viewers will have access to local sports shows hosted by Locked On Podcast Network, VERIFY’s new weekly show dedicated to stopping the spread of misinformation, and Daily Blast LIVE, TEGNA’s interactive, live daily show for television and streaming, which covers news, entertainment, culture, sports, and the latest trending stories. Simply put, it’s everything our viewers love about local, whenever they want it.  

“With more than 100 million minutes of streaming per month on our first-generation apps, it is clear that our viewers crave live and on-demand local content,” said Adam Ostrow, TEGNA’s chief digital officer. “Now, with 24-7 access to news, sports, lifestyle content, weather forecasts, and more, stations are delivering on our ‘live, local and always on’ promise more than ever, making our valuable and important local content available to viewers when they want it.”   

What does this mean for advertisers?  

At TEGNA, our goal is to not only serve the greater good of our local communities with trusted, impactful, and innovative news content, but also to super-serve our advertisers with the most innovative and engaging platforms to reach diverse audiences in a brand-safe, fraud-free environment. TEGNA’s continued expansion in streaming TV unlocks a massive opportunity for brand advertisers to extend their reach and bring new consumers into the fold.   

Let’s look at the numbers.  

Since 2020, TEGNA stations have significantly increased digital viewership, achieving record audiences across key metrics such as visitors, video plays, and monthly active users. Meanwhile, Locked On Podcast Network has more than 16 million monthly listens and views, while VERIFY stories reach more than 5 million unique visitors each month across platforms.  

To top things off, PREMION, TEGNA’s OTT advertising platform selling stations’ premium streaming app inventory, is an industry-leading premium CTV/OTT advertising platform serving regional and local advertisers across all 210 DMAs and was named Best of the Best for Best Ad Tech Solution and Model D Award for Outstanding Brand Safety Strategy by Cynopsis.   

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TEGNA’s proven and comprehensive marketing solutions keep our clients in good company. Armed with our award-winning portfolio of offerings, our marketing experts have driven results for thousands of businesses across the country. With cutting-edge attribution measurement, multiplatform amplification, original content, and the latest data-driven technology, our mission is to help businesses grow and thrive. Get in touch to join us on this new OTT journey. 

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