New Opportunity: Stream Your Story on NewsUSA TV
More and more consumers are streaming video content to their TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones. Today, nearly one-fifth of television viewing in the US comes on streaming services like Netflix or Hulu. An estimated 195 million U.S. television viewers watched connected TV (CTV) programming last year. That number is expected to increase to 204 million by 2022.
What is Connected TV (CTV)?
If you’ve watched a movie on Netflix, a show on Hulu or a video on YouTube TV, then you are a connected TV user. CTV is essentially streaming video content over the internet. CTV is increasingly popular because offers consumers a way to watch television and video content across a multitude of screens – TV, computer, tablet and smart phone – with no cable or satellite subscription needed. CTV is enabled either by devices (e.g., Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick) or by apps/platforms built for streaming video (e.g., Hulu, Netflix). Even traditional TV players have turned to streaming to capture audiences, such NBC Peacock and CBS All Access apps.
What is NewsUSA TV?
Excitingly, CTV provides new avenues to provide streaming “channels” of video content beyond what is normally available from networks and cable stations. It’s a new way to reach new audiences, across all the screens they use. In partnership with several media partners, NewsUSA is launching NewsUSA TV – a CTV channel to stream news feature content. We are currently beta-testing a new proprietary technology that converts our syndicated news stories into text-based videos. These videos, combined with other news content, will run on our NewsUSA channel on streaming platforms such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Android TV and more.
What is the opportunity?
Stream your previously approved and distributed syndicated news story on the NewsUSA’s CTV channel.
As part of the beta-test, we converted (at our own cost) a handful of our recent stories to video to test the technology and the vendors we are working with. Your syndicated story was among the ones we selected. Now, we have a video version of your story for you to review and – with your approval – share on the NewsUSA TV channel. There is no cost to you – either for development of the video or for distribution on the CTV channel.
What’s the catch?
There is no “catch.” It is a win-win. You get free visibility on our new channel as well as shared rights to thevideo to post wherever else you may choose (your social media channels, website, etc.). We place no restrictions on your use of the video and request no payment for the development of the video nor the distribution over our channel. In turn, we get the opportunity to start populating our new NewsUSA TV channel with great content – like the video built from your article.
Be among the first to have video content on NewsUSA TV.
View your video. Send your approval. Stream on our channel. Reach new audiences.
Contact: Rick Smith, CEO, NewsUSA
[email protected] or 703.508.8700