LG Adds Fox Sports App To WebOS, Romance Hub To LG Channels Platform
LG announced it has further expanded the availability of streaming content options on its webOS-based smart TVs, including LG OLED and QNED varieties.
First, the company said Monday that its own LG Channels Free Ad Supported TV (FAST) platform with live and on-demand streaming channels and movies is offering LG smart TV owners access to a wide range of newly added on-demand movies, TV series and streaming options.
The company also said it recently added the Fox Sports app to select webOS TVs. More on that below.
During February (the month of Valentines Day), LG Channels is adding the “Romance Hub”, where webOS viewers will find a large collection of romantic-comedy films including “Rumor Has It,” “Sleepless in Seattle” and channels focused on love.
LG Channels offers a wide selection of premium live and on-demand programming, including movies, TV shows, news, sports, children’s programs, and others. Viewers are able to easily find favorite programs through the LG Channels app on the webOS platform.
Among other new additions to LG Channels in the U.S. this month are the following:
The Hill (130) (Nexstar Media Inc.): The Hill TV provides a fresh take on politics from the digital first, political news brand, The Hill.
ION (201) (E.W. Scripps): ION is a top 5-rated entertainment network with a catalog of proven procedural favorites. Anchored by a collection of television’s most-watched dramas, including NCIS, FBI, and Chicago Fire, ION’s schedule caters to its loyal binge-watching audience nationwide.
ION Plus (202) (E.W. Scripps): ION Plus gives TV viewers a new destination to watch its collection of fan-favorite drama series, including “Murdoch Mysteries” and “Leverage.” ION Plus streams fan favorite television for the whole family.
Scripps News (136) (E.W. Scripps): Scripps News delivers compelling, context-driven news, fact-based reporting, and a deeper look at the “why” of each story with objective, impactful storytelling. Scripps News is available 24/7.
Valentine’s Day + (107) (OTT Studios): Love is in the air and on your TV 24/7. Introducing the ultimate movie FAST channel dedicated to Valentine’s Day. Featuring recognizable stars falling in and out of love, hot romances and timeless love stories.
New to LG Channels Video-On-Demand options are the following:
“Rumor Has It”: In this contemporary comedy, Jennifer Aniston plays Sarah Huttinger, a woman whose doubts about her relationship with her fiancé played by Mark Ruffalo, spill into doubts about herself. She becomes even more overwhelmed with anxiety when, at her sister’s wedding, she discovers that her family served as the inspiration for the book and film The Graduate. When she realizes that she could very well be the biological offspring of the notorious scandal depicted in both and that her grandmother might be Mrs. Robinson, Sarah vows to discover the true identity of her father.
“Sleepless in Seattle”: Tom Hanks stars as Sam Baldwin, a depressed widower whose son calls a national radio talk show in hopes of finding a new mother and a new wife for his father. Thousands of single women across the country listen to Sam’s sad story, and many respond, including Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a Baltimore writer who’s already engaged to Walter (Bill Pullman). But she can’t get Sam’s voice out of her mind. As fate would have it, however, the two never can find a way to meet, even as both crisscross the country.
“Superbad”: Two co-dependent high school guys want to hook up with girls before they graduate and go off to different colleges, but after a calamitous night just trying to buy alcohol for a school party, overcoming their separation anxiety becomes a greater challenge than getting the girls.
Other FAST titles added to the app this month include: “As Good As It Gets,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “The Cable Guy,” “The Ides of March,” and Others.
In other announcements, LG revealed just ahead of Super Bowl LVII Friday that it had added the FOX Sports app to the collection of streaming apps available through webOS TVs from 2020-2022 (running webOS version 5.0 or higher).
The FOX Sports app presented live game coverage in FOX’s 4K (upconverted from 1080p) with HDR10 brightness and color highlights for those with the compatible TV equipments including LG 4K and 8K OLED TVs and 4K QNED TV model series.
FOX Sports features a variety of live game and sports talk programming as well as many on-demand sports programs from FOX, FS1, FS2, and FOX Deportes in one central app. Some content will be available only to those service’s pay-TV subscribers, who validate their status through app sign-in (this typically requires verification updates every month).
“Every live FOX Sports game and studio show is available to pay TV subscribers, making NFL, MLB, NASCAR, College Football, College Basketball, FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, CONCACAF Soccer, MLS, WWE, USFL, and Liga MX, as well as on-demand highlights of top moments from user-favorite shows,” LG said.
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By Greg Tarr
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