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Sinclair Broadcast launches STIRR streaming service

Sinclair Broadcast launches STIRR streaming service

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced the launch Wednesday of a free streaming TV service called STIRR that will include local and national channels and on-demand shows, a step the Hunt Valley-based TV station owner said would boost access to broadcast programming in a digital age.

The streaming app, seen as a way for the broadcaster to better compete with cable channels such as Fox News, will offer users access to national news, sports, movies and digital channels, a video-on-demand library and a new local channel featuring news and lifestyle programming based on a viewer’s location.

Reports of the venture first emerged last summer in a BuzzFeed report that cited sources...

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