Locast launches in Pittsburgh, PA today, reaching another one million residents. This is the free, live local channel streaming service’s 35th market. Locast will bring dozens of channels to Pittsburgh residents, including WPXI NBC 11, WTAE ABC 4, KDKA CBS 2, WPGH FOX 53, PBS, PBS Kids, as well as DABL, Stadium, Antenna, CourtTV, Movies, MeTV, TrueCrime, BOUNCE, Quest, LAFF, COMET, HSN, NewsNet, Charge!, and more.
Locast offers local broadcast TV via the internet for free, though the service will frequently ask for a $5 donation until that donation is set up by the user. Locast says that offering the channels is a public service offering news, weather, sports, entertainment, and emergency information to viewers via internet connected devices.
“Locast is an invaluable free tool for residents to stay informed about major storms, health updates, local news, weather, and sports through their local broadcast TV stations. Especially in areas where over-the-air broadcast reception can be unreliable, Pittsburgh residents can use Locast to watch their local TV channels via the internet on their phones, tablets, laptops or streaming media devices,” the company wrote in a press release
Pittsburgh is also home to university students, retirees, first responders and low-income households, among others, who can qualify for the Locast Cares Program – a way for users who cannot donate financially to watch their local TV channels without receiving donation-request interruptions. The program is open to the first 25,000 applicants and available for one year. Apply at www.locast.org/cares.
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