Besides sports, local news is also a area of concern for potential cord cutters. On the Roku I was able to find some local news channels (ABC), but there is another service that provides local news (semi-nationwide, nationwide). While testing it I am getting the local NBC news channel, a group called NewsOn is getting local news stations to stream their content and distribute it to (its said 2/3) of the US. Upon a little more exploration, I am able to choose other regions. I am in Sacramento and it shows NBC but I can select Los Angeles and it gets the ABC stream from that region. It would be great if you are a user, if you would leave a comment as to what area/network you can see.
FYI. I did notice that despite choices in California, it did not show an option for San Diego….Sorry Guys.