Redbox Adds Local News From Cox Media Stations
CHICAGO, Illinois.—In a move Redbox describes as the biggest new free streaming channel addition in its history, the streaming service has announced that it will add more than 20 new ad-supported free live TV channels (FAST ) to its free streaming service in the coming weeks – including live local news, kids, and Spanish programming.
The new content includes 10 local news channels owned by Cox Media Group, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Yahoo! Finance, Electric Now, Wu Tang Collection, Happy Kids, Sony Canal and other services.
“This is the biggest increase in new free streaming channels in Redbox history,” said Chris Yates, Managing Director of Redbox On Demand. “From local news to some of the best kids’ shows, there is more programming for everyone to enjoy. We’re excited to see these channels coming online soon.
Cox-owned stations involved in the Redbox deal include:
- WHIO (Dayton)
- WJAX (Jacksonville)
- BMS (Atlanta)
- WSOC (Charlotte)
- WPXI (Pittsburgh)
- WFTV (Orlando)
- KIRO (Seattle)
- KOKI (Tulsa)
- WHBQ (Memphis)
- WFXT (Boston)
The Redbox streaming app is available on a wide range of devices including Roku, Samsung, LG, VIZIO, Apple TV, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, iOS and Android mobile devices, and Xbox.