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Press Release

May 24, 2018

Local Now Partners with Tribune Content Agency (TCA)

Weather Group and Tribune Content Agency (TCA), premium news service and syndicated content division of tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC), today announced a partnership to bring local news content to Local Now users nationwide.  

Powered by The Weather Channel television network and content partners, Local Now delivers real-time, localized information about current events, weather, lifestyle, sports, business, and traffic to hundreds of markets across the U.S. By working with TCA, Local Now hopes to offer viewers with a new and innovative way to get local information straight from their communities.

TCA works with more than 2,000 media and digital information publishers in nearly 100 countries. Such publishers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Miami Herald, Baltimore Sun and more.

“We’re excited to partner with Tribune Content Agency as one of the leading news services in the country,” said Shimika Wilder Jones, vice president of strategy and business operations at Weather Group. “With this partnership, viewers will be able to receive quality, community-focused content from some of the country’s leading news outlets in a visual and digestible format.”

“By partnering with Local Now, we’re able to further amplify Tribune Content Agency’s unique syndication service to even more consumers,” said Wayne Lown, General Manager, of Tribune Content Agency. “We’re proud to work with an innovative service such as Local Now to deliver important, up-to-the-minute information to modern audiences.”

Additional local news content partners with Local Now include The Associated Press, Reuters, Foursquare, American City Business Journals, Stadium, Cheddar, Pointslocal, SportRadar, Internet Video Archive, TrafficLand, INRIX, Flight Aware and more. Local Now is available across a portfolio of over-the-top (OTT), mobile, and TV platforms, including Sling TV, YouTube TV, Xumo, MobiTV, fuboTV, Plex, iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

For more information and to watch Local Now visit: www.localnow.com.


About Local Now

Local Now is a streaming service that is changing the way Americans get news about their communities. Powered by The Weather Channel and content partners, Local Now delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. With unique technology that transmits localized information to hundreds of markets across the United States, Local Now delivers the same information seen in a 30 to 60 minute local news broadcast segment, on-demand and in a fraction of the time. Local Now is available on Sling TV, YouTube TV, MobiTV, fuboTV and other major OTT platforms. It is also available in the iOS, Android, Roku and Amazon Fire app stores as well as desktop.

About tronc, Inc.

tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism.  Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press, The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Hartford Courant, and San Diego Union-Tribune.  Our legacy of brands has earned a combined 105 Pulitzer Prizes and is committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. Our brands create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media, and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities