Nexstar launches The Hill TV streaming channel on Plex
WASHINGTON DC— Nexstar’s The Hill makes its first foray into the OTT space with the launch of a free streaming service The Hill TV on Plex.
Nexstar acquired The Hill in August 2021 for $130 million (opens in a new tab) as part of its plan to expand its digital offerings and The Hill is now part of the Nexstar Digital division.
The launch of The Hill TV builds on The Hill’s success as essential and defining reading for lawmakers, policymakers and influential digital consumers from Capitol Hill to Main Street, the company said.
“The Hill’s goal is to bring free, reliable, and unbiased information about politics and politics to more Americans,” said Jason Jedlinski, CEO of The Hill. “At a time of growing polarization and waning trust in the media, we pride ourselves on providing a clear alternative to news and information for viewers, and a powerful opportunity for advertisers.”
Viewers can watch The Hill TV by downloading the Plex app or in a web browser. Plex offers 50,000 free titles, movies, live TV shows, sports, and music available to stream in over 180 countries. Additional distribution partners will be announced in the coming months, Nexstar reported.
“Our mission is to have the best range of free live TV channels available today with content and brands that appeal to a wide and diverse audience,” said Shawn Eldridge, Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Content. at Plex. “Adding a partner like Nexstar Digital with live channel The Hill TV, and its unrivaled reputation for delivering premium, unbiased news and content, brings us one step closer to our goal.”
The channel’s programming will include local political programming, including highlights from Sunday talk shows produced by Nexstar stations in major markets.