PORTLAND, Maine – Spectrum News today announced the launch of Spectrum News in Maine, a streaming news network available via Roku and Apple devices as well as the Spectrum News mobile app. The network will be available to Spectrum customers across the Pine Tree State. This product will feature local headlines every 30 minutes, hyperlocal weather reporting and high-quality news and content from Spectrum News+, providing Mainers more access to Spectrum News’ award-winning journalism.
“Spectrum News’ new network is a testament to our commitment and investment in Maine,” said Alison Hellman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Spectrum News. “The launch is part of an ongoing effort to reach more communities across the country with Spectrum News’ objective news and content and to advance our mission of helping viewers become more informed and engaged citizens.”
Spectrum News in Maine integrates Spectrum News+, which curates nationally relevant local stories from across the country and local reporting from on-the-ground reporters in Maine. Initially, the launch of the new streaming network in Maine will feature national and local news 24 hours a day on weekdays, and on the weekends, it will broadcast original programming from Spectrum News+. Spectrum News Maine will evolve into a 24/7 news network in late fall.
Among Spectrum customers, Spectrum News consistently outperforms the major cable and broadcast news networks, averaging more than 1.9 million viewing households each month across its linear and digital platforms that span across the country in California, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin.*
Over the past few years, Spectrum News has launched its streaming news network, Spectrum News+ as well as linear TV news networks in seven states; introduced a mobile news app that has more than 3.2 million downloads; debuted three digital-only local news operations; and, late last year launched its local CTV news app on Roku and Apple TV, underscoring its commitment to making Spectrum News available and accessible to audiences on whichever platform they prefer.
*Spectrum set-top box data is sourced from all markets where Spectrum News has distribution, and are based on a minimum threshold of five consecutive minutes of viewing on one station to count as a viewing HH.
About Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 32 million customers in 41 states. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on over 30 networks across Charter’s footprint. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at spectrumlocalnews.com.