Sling TV Launches ‘Local Now’ News Service

Sling TV has announced they will now be offering local, geo-targeted updates on news, weather, sports and traffic via The Weather Channel’s Local Now channel. Local Now will be included at no extra cost to ‘Best of Live TV’ package. Local Now was originally only availbale on a few devices, but now has been rolled out to most Sling TV supported devices, including the Roku.

You can check out the full press release from Sling TV below:

Sling TV bolstered its local content as the first pay-TV provider to offer The Weather Channel’s geo-targeted Local Now service. Sling TV will offer Local Now in its “Best of Live TV” package at no additional cost. Local Now offers localized news, weather, sports and traffic updates to Sling TV viewers in 207 designated market areas (DMAs) across the United States.

“Local Now is an innovative new service that gives our customers the ability to immediately catch up on local news, traffic, weather and sports and stay connected to their communities,” said Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV. “Our customers have been asking for local content since our launch, and we anticipate expanding our local offering as the service evolves.”

“For the first time your news is available instantly on demand. Local news when you want it and where you are,” said Dave Shull, CEO of The Weather Channel television network. “The old television broadcast news model is outdated for the emerging world of OTT. We are proud to be part of Sling TV as they lead the charge.”

Local Now, a new ad-free channel from The Weather Channel provides current localized news, weather, sports and traffic updates on a five-minute loop, serving a vast majority of the U.S. population. Viewers can quickly and easily find the most relevant information to their region.

Available today on Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, Android smartphones and tablets, Android TV platforms including Google’s Nexus Player, current-generation Roku players and Roku TV models, Xbox One, Macs and PCs. Local Now will continue to roll out to additional Sling TV supported devices in the coming weeks.

For more information on Local Now, visit the Sling TV blog.

William B. West

William B. West

William B. West has been an internet journalist since 1998. Writing for a total of 25 pro wrestling news sites at his peak, before retiring only to return to online journalism in 2011. Currently William is editor of, a contributor to, and editor in chief of &

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