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ABC Action News announces expansion; adds seven hours of local news to streaming & on-air schedule

Posted: 3:29 PM, May 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-09 15:59:22-04
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ABC Action News has announced major plans to launch an additional seven hours of local news coverage across multiple platforms every weekday.

It’s the biggest, most aggressive commitment to local news coverage ever seen in the Tampa Bay area by a broadcast television station.

Starting June 3, Good Morning Tampa Bay at 7 a.m. will become Tampa Bay’s first and only digital streaming newscast. Deiah Riley , James Tully , Meteorologist Greg Dee and Traffic Anchor Sarah Phinney will provide viewers with important coverage, weather and traffic updates during a time when many people are still wanting local news.

The ABC Action News streaming app is available on :

  • Roku
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Smart TVs

In addition, all ABC Action News streams are available on:

Starting July 29, ABC Action News All Day will stream weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anchor Lauren St. Germain and Meteorologist Shay Ryan will bring you the latest headlines, breaking news, live events and weather— as it happens. ABC Action News All Day will be available on all devices and platforms listed above.

Also starting July 29, ABC Action News at 3 p.m. will be added to the streaming and broadcast schedule. Anchor Lauren St. Germain and Meteorologist Shay Ryan will bring Bay area viewers their first look at what’s happening in their neighborhoods and weather updates for the evening and next day.

“Technology has changed viewers' expectations of a news organization. They want the most up-to-date news and weather information available throughout the day on the device they choose,” said VP/General Manager Nick Nicholson. “Our commitment to provide continuous, live news coverage from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. across our digital platforms and the addition of a 3 p.m. newscast to our broadcast schedule is another example of our commitment to serve the people of Tampa Bay.”

“It’s exciting to deliver the only live, digital exclusive newscasts in the market,” said ABC Action News Director Sarah Moore. “Our team of journalists do so much great coverage of the day’s news and important investigations that no one has to miss any of it.”

All this, in addition to our current news lineup, means ABC Action News will have the whole Bay area covered weekdays from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This is one of the many ways ABC Action News is Taking Action for You.

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ABC Action News Mobile App
Our FREE app offers real-time news from across Tampa Bay and around Florida. The ABC Action News app is your destination for breaking news, weather, traffic, live-streaming video and in-depth coverage to keep you informed throughout the day.
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ABC Action News Streaming App
Our FREE app is the Tampa Bay area's source for breaking news, traffic and Florida's most accurate forecast. Features include; live newscast streaming, top video stories, digital exclusives, I-Team Investigations and in-depth coverage to keep you informed throughout the day.
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