NBCUniversal And Amazon Strike New FAST Channel Deal For NBC And Telemundo Stations

NBC and Telemundo local FAST channels are now available on Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices.

Today, NBCUniversal and Amazon announced new NBC and Telemundo owned stations’ local news channels on the Amazon News app on Fire TV. NBC owned stations are also now available on Echo Show devices. U.S.-based customers can access premium local breaking news coverage and original content from NBC and Telemundo stations in the top TV markets 24/7, by streaming the stations’ free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels.

The channels now available on Fire TV:

  • Noticias Telemundo Noreste
  • Noticias Telemundo California
  • Noticias Telemundo Texas
  • Noticias Telemundo Florida
  • NBC New York News
  • NBC Los Angeles News
  • NBC Chicago News
  • NBC Philadelphia News
  • NBC Dallas News
  • NBC Washington, D.C. News
  • NBC Boston News
  • NBC Bay Area News
  • NBC South Florida News
  • NBC San Diego News
  • NBC Connecticut News

“We are excited to grow our existing partnership with Amazon, expanding the reach of our local news content to millions of people on Fire TV and Echo Show devices,” said Matt Schnaars, president, NBCUniversal Content Distribution. “News continues to be a top choice for viewers, and we are proud to reach new audiences with best-in-class journalism from our local stations.”

“We are thrilled to bring our NBC and Telemundo stations’ local news, weather and community information to Fire TV audiences and Echo Show users,” said Meredith McGinn, executive vice president of diginets and local production, NBCUniversal Local. “Powered by our NBC and Telemundo stations in the country’s top TV regions, our local news streaming channels deliver a premium news offering for English and Spanish-speakers, and we cannot wait to introduce our respected news brands to Amazon’s streaming audiences.”

Amazon’s News app on Fire TV is a free and customizable news aggregator that is supported with advertising. The app comes built into the Fire TV experience on all Fire TV streaming media players and smart TVs in the U.S. When viewers open the News app on the Fire TV home screen for the first time, they can select the news that matters most to them from national and local sources. Additionally, Echo Show customers can watch their favorite local news channels in 250 cities from more than 300 local news providers. To get started customers can just say, “Alexa, play news.”

NBCUniversal Local’s streaming channels (FAST) portfolio includes 11 NBC station local news channels, and four Telemundo station regional news channels powered by multiple stations in each region. The 24/7 local channels’ expanding distribution, which varies by channel, already includes Peacock, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel and Xumo Play. NBCUniversal has also made Peacock available on Fire TV, as well as Today All Day and Dateline 24/7 FAST channels. In addition, network apps including NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy, USA, Universal Kids, MSNBC, NBC News, CNBC, NBC Sports and Telemundo are available on Fire TV.


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