Free streaming service Xumo adds ABC News

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Xumo’s AVOD service also features content from CBS News, Bloomberg, Time, USA Today, People, TMZ, Vanity Fair, CNET and Wired. (Xumo)

Xumo, a free, ad-supported streaming video service, today announced it’s adding ABC News Live to its platform in the U.S. and Canada.

ABC News Live, which launched about a year and a half ago, provides 24/7 programming including ongoing 2020 election coverage, Democratic debate analysis and breaking news.

“ABC News Live offers exceptional, world-class coverage of the most important stories and events around the globe, and now, millions of Xumo viewers can access it 24/7 across our premium, multi-screen distribution network of smart TVs, mobile, web and streaming devices,” noted Stefan Van Engen, senior vice president of content partnerships and programming at Xumo, in a statement. “ABC has long been a trusted name in news, and especially as the 2020 election heats up—Xumo viewers will appreciate straightforward political news, event coverage and more—available for free on our service.”

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“We are excited to bring ABC News Live to Xumo viewers everywhere, and reach an even wider audience through its broad distribution across many of the most popular streaming platforms,” said Colby Smith, senior vice president and general manager at ABC News Digital and Live Streaming, in a statement. “As America’s #1 streaming news channel, we’re thrilled to provide Xumo users a new and straightforward source of 24/7 news and information.”

Xumo’s AVOD service also features content from CBS News, Bloomberg, Time, USA Today, People, TMZ, Vanity Fair, CNET and Wired. Its distributed across platforms including Comcast’s X1 and Android TV.

Xumo also operates an enterprise business where it builds and operates white-label streaming services for other companies. The company has deals with LG, TiVo and T-Mobile’s Metro.

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