Viewers can watch local - but not network - programming on their mobile devices
Gray Television today announced the consumer launch of all of its Big Four affiliated channels on the Syncbak app.
Gray owns and operates WBKO, the ABC, FOX and CW affiliate in Bowling Green, Ky.
As a result, in-market consumers who download the mobile Syncbak app to their tablets or smartphones may now watch their local Gray station during time periods when the channels broadcast their own licensed programming. Gray's stations are not offering any content from a broadcast network through Syncbak at this time. With Syncbak's geo-located authentication technology, consumers are only able to view channels while physically located within the television market of the station providing its signal via the Syncbak app.
"We know that our viewers want their local stations wherever they are, on whatever device they have in-hand," said Gray president/CEO Hilton Howell. "We are thrilled that we can give our viewers the local news and popular syndicated content that they want, when they want it."
Local station programming can now be received on mobile devices, including smart phones, iPads, and various other tablet and mobile devices. The Syncbak app is available in the App Store and Google Play.
"Gray now joins the more than 200 broadcast stations that have chosen Syncbak for their mobile broadcast solution and we are pleased that Gray is among the first in their markets to provide on-the-go mobile access to viewers," says Jack Perry, Syncbak's founder and CEO.