Scripps stations to provide news via Amazon Alexa
“Alexa, tell me the local news.”
That’s what viewers in markets served by E.W. Scripps Company’s local stations will be able to say to get up to date.
Scripps has announced it will add content from its local news stations to Amazon’s Alexa platform.
As part of its offering Scripps stations will provide a “Flash Briefing,” updated several times a day, to users Amazon’s Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices.
In many of its markets, the Scripps station will be the only local news provider on Alexa, according to the company.
“Through our broadcast, web and mobile products, and now through virtual assistants, our local TV stations are committed to delivering news in all the places where consumers are engaged,” said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of broadcast for Scripps in a statement. “As connected devices surge in popularity, our stations are tailoring their news and information to those platforms in order to deliver it into the home.”
Scripps stations will be join the device, which already features content from CNN, NPR and other outlets.