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From today's email:

"We are pleased to announce our 26th market: Madison, Wisconsin. Available today, and just in time to watch the Packers’ playoff game this Saturday, you can now stream local broadcast TV channels in 11 counties in Madison and the surrounding area."
 
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Also in today's Locast email:

"With your support, we added more than 1 million users last year, making us one of the fastest-growing live TV streaming services. Locast now has more than 2 million registered users nationwide in 26 markets – large and small – reaching nearly half of the U.S. population."
"As a reminder, there are many ways to watch Locast – at www.locast.org, app stores, TiVo, streaming service providers Google Play, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon, and ROKU, and on DISH Hopper/Wally receivers or select DIRECTV receivers."
 
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Locast adds Orlando, FL and Charlotte, NC!

We are pleased to announce we’ve launched service into two more markets this January: Orlando, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Available today, and just in time to watch the pro-football conference playoff games this Sunday, you can now stream local broadcast TV channels in nine counties in Orlando and 22 counties in Charlotte.

 
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From today's Locast email:

We are pleased to announce we’ve launched our streaming service into our 29th market – Sacramento.
Available today, and just in time to watch the big game this Sunday, you can now stream local broadcast TV channels across 16 counties in Sacramento and the surrounding area, including the cities of Stockton and Modesto.
 
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I noticed that Locast will likely pass the 50% of the US population availability mark with the next launch. They're currently at 49.5%...

 
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I wonder covering over 50% of the population will habe any effect on the lawsuit from the nets. I have not heard anything about it in months. Still waiting for Portland OR.
 
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I wonder covering over 50% of the population will habe any effect on the lawsuit from the nets. I have not heard anything about it in months. Still waiting for Portland OR.
I recall seeing somewhere that Locast is expecting the case to go to court sometime this summer. Locast so far covers the top 20 DMA's (2021 rankings) with the exception of Cleveland/Akron (19), and Portland is 21st, so there's certainly reason to hope it may be covered pretty soon.
 
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"Sling TV Integrates Locast to Add Locals to Grid Guide on AirTV Mini"​

"While Sling TV only offers local NBC and FOX affiliates in local markets – they are now making it easier to stream your locals if you use their AirTV Mini device. With an integration with Locast, now you can access local channels in 29 markets from a single interface."

 
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"Sling TV Integrates Locast to Add Locals to Grid Guide on AirTV Mini"​

"While Sling TV only offers local NBC and FOX affiliates in local markets – they are now making it easier to stream your locals if you use their AirTV Mini device. With an integration with Locast, now you can access local channels in 29 markets from a single interface."

Looks like Dish is getting involved since they own Sling.
 
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Looks like Dish is getting involved since they own Sling.
You didn't think Dish was already involved when they added the Locast app to the Hoppers? ;)

Oh, and you didn't mention it, Dish owns AirTV as well...
 
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thee app showed up on my receiver but i don't live in a market they serve wierd
The app is on the Dish Hoppers as well, whether your service address is in a Locast DMA or not. As a mobile full time RV'er, it's always nice to find we're in a location where it works on the Hopper. but otherwise we just use Locast and a VPN on our Firestick to grab the closest DMA that does have Locast service. Right now we're getting the Orlando, FL DMA on the Hopper, and when we move southwest to a different RV park tomorrow, I think we'll be getting the Tampa, FL DMA.
 
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In today's email... Locast now covers 50.7% of the US population!

Locast Nation,
We are pleased to announce we’ve launched our streaming service into our 30th market – Cleveland.
Available today, and in time to watch the college championship basketball games beginning March 19, you can now stream local broadcast TV channels across 17 counties in Cleveland and the surrounding area, including the cities of Akron, Ashland, Ashtabula, Canton, Mansfield and Sandusky.
 
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Sandusky? Tommy Callahan can finally watch Locast!
 
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Locast grows again!

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We are pleased to announce we’ve launched our streaming local TV service into our 31st market – Portland.
Available today, and in time to watch the college championship basketball games beginning March 19, you can now stream 39 local broadcast TV channels across more than two dozen counties in Portland, Washington and the surrounding area, including the cities of Salem and Tillamook in Oregon and Vancouver and Longview in Washington.
 
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GREAT! We've been waiting. Just setup a monthly donation.
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Locast grows again!

Locast Nation,
We are pleased to announce we’ve launched our streaming local TV service into our 31st market – Portland.
Available today, and in time to watch the college championship basketball games beginning March 19, you can now stream 39 local broadcast TV channels across more than two dozen counties in Portland, Washington and the surrounding area, including the cities of Salem and Tillamook in Oregon and Vancouver and Longview in Washington.

Even though I get several Portland translators out on the Oregon Coast, several do not have translators and I now have a backup now for the translators. Quite a bunch of Portland OTA stations. I just wish there was a DVR with it though. I set up to donate the $5 a month. Glad to support them. I hope they will last!
 
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Even though I get several Portland translators out on the Oregon Coast, several do not have translators and I now have a backup now for the translators. Quite a bunch of Portland OTA stations. I just wish there was a DVR with it though. I set up to donate the $5 a month. Glad to support them. I hope they will last!
Take a look at Stremium.com. They offer a DVR service that works with Locast and some other streamers for $5/mo per 25 hours of recording time. Their guide can combine several streamers into a single cohesive guide.
 
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Take a look at Stremium.com. They offer a DVR service that works with Locast and some other streamers for $5/mo per 25 hours of recording time. Their guide can combine several streamers into a single cohesive guide.
I can confirm that Stremium works with Locast, and with Sling. They also have some FREE channels in the Stremium app. They have various levels, there's FREE (no dvr) and several paid levels depending on how many dvr hours you want.
 
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You can also record Locast using Plex.


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