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Press Release

July 18, 2018

Local Now Announces New Content Partnership with Yelp

Weather Group and Yelp today announced a brand new content partnership to provide Local Now users with recommendations, reviews, images, and videos of the best local restaurants and bars in their area.

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. Through this new partnership with Yelp, Local Now users will have a fun and easy way to discover the best businesses in their neighborhood.

“We’re excited to partner with Yelp as the most trusted and go-to crowd-sourced review and business rating services,” said Shimika Wilder Jones, vice president of strategy and business operations at Weather Group. “The partnership will allow users to discover new, top-rated dining locations in their area. We hope that Local Now viewers will have fun as they get more curated information about local restaurants and hidden gems in their own backyards.”

“Local Now is a fun way for people to discover what’s going on in their community,” said Chad Richard, SVP Business & Corporate Development for Yelp. “With more than 155 million local reviews, Yelp is in a great position to help Local Now viewers discover the best local businesses.”

Additional local news content partners with Local Now include The Associated Press, Reuters, Tribune Content Agency, 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, 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, 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.