Mobile Local TV in LA

Los Angeles area viewers can now get 34 local over-the-air channels for free on their phones via LocalBTV, an app previously available only in the San Francisco and Phoenix markets.

“Major network stations,” however, are not available on the service, dubbed SoCalBTV. Instead, most of the included channels serve Southern California’s large Hispanic, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese communities. They include Skylink (Chinese), Azteca, (Hispanic) and LSTV (Little Saigon TV), according to the official launch announcement.

We scoured socalbtv.com for an actual list of the 34 channels, without locating one. But viewers in the Greater Los Angeles region can identify — and view — them all by downloading the LocalBTV app at the iTunes store or Google Play.

Didja, the company behind LocalBTV, said the service is “projected” to add the New York, Houston, Chicago, and Washington, DC markets later his year.

For more information, visit socalbtv.com or didjatv.com.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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