Thirty-nine free TV channels available to residents of Grant County via the Internet | New

Residents of Grant County can now enjoy television broadcast for free by a non-profit organization.

Locast, a non-profit organization offering free local broadcasts, has expanded its burgeoning streaming service to Oregon.

“Locast is thrilled to bring its streaming television service to John Day and throughout Grant County,” a Locast spokesperson said. “This is our 31st market. Oregon is a diverse state, and it’s important for residents of the more than two dozen counties surrounding Portland to keep up with local TV news and the weather.

Portland and the greater metropolitan area can watch all of their local TV channels over the Internet on their phones, tablets, laptops or streaming devices, according to a press release from Locast.

While the channels broadcast from Portland, 27 counties outside the city, including Grant County, have access to the free tier.

People looking to cut their cable and cancel TV subscriptions will have access to channels like ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, The CW, Telemundo, Univision, Azteca America, CourtTv and more.

“Locast is a non-profit organization that provides a public service,” says a spokesperson for Locast. “There are many people who cannot receive an off-air signal using an antenna, or who cannot afford cable or satellite to watch their local TV channels. Locast gives everyone the benefits. people with Internet access a way to watch all of their local TV channels using their phone or tablet, computers, or media streaming devices. “

A user will need to create a free account with Locast which only requires an email to access the content. No credit or debit card information is required to open an account. Although not necessary, users can donate money to the organization to help fund the services.

People can donate $ 5, $ 10, or $ 25 a month or $ 60 or $ 100 a year plus a 50-cent processing fee.

“Locast offers its service for free,” said a spokesperson for Locast. “Because we are a non-profit organization, we ask for donations, just like public broadcasters. For a monthly donation of $ 5, we will suspend the donation request interruptions that periodically run on the channels. Most of our 2.5 million registered users watch content for free, but for those who wish to contribute to our operations and expansion efforts, they can enjoy uninterrupted service. ”

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