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Gannett relaunches OTT channels

Newspaper publisher Gannett relaunched two of its OTT channels.

The company has partnered with Amagi to launch its USA TODAY News and USA TODAY SportsWire 24-Hour streaming channels. Gannett’s channels are available on more than a dozen Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) platforms including XUMO, The Roku Channel, Amazon News, Tubi and Samsung TV Plus.

Caroline Harris, Vice President of Digital Distribution at Gannett, said: “We’re very excited to relaunch the USA TODAY News and SportsWire OTT channels with a fresh take on news, information, and sports programming. We’re taking USA TODAY Network’s trusted and approachable reporting and storytelling, combined with its deep connections with local communities and renowned personalities, and bringing it all to audiences in the U.S. and around the world with the support of our partners at Amagi.”

Amagi Co-Founder Srinivasan KA, said: “Amagi thrives on making high quality content accessible to multi-screen audiences around the world. Our partnership with Gannett is enabling them to tap into a wide network of connected TV households, providing linear TV viewers access to USA TODAY’s premium sports and news content while enhancing monetisation opportunities.”

Gannet is the largest US newspaper publisher, and owns a significant number of local newspapers from across the country in addition to national paper USA Today.

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