It’s been two years since Altice USA’s i24NEWS began broadcasting in the United States, bringing American audiences an independent, unbiased source of international and domestic news at a time when it’s never been needed more. Over the last two years, the network and its talented news staff have brought an intelligent, fresh perspective to the word’s current events coverage, including interviews with high-profile guests and in-depth coverage of major breaking news events, which have helped i24NEWS grow its U.S. audience base since launch.
In just two years, i24NEWS has increased its distribution through agreements with some of the largest MVPDs, highlighting the desire for high-quality independent reporting in the U.S. The network has also experienced a 300 percent increase in viewership across Altice USA households since its debut, as more viewers tune in to i24NEWS’ 24-hour news coverage. In addition, I24NEWS has expanded its stateside presence, with studios in New York City as well as bureaus in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, while also continuing to showcase stories from its global broadcast centers in Tel Aviv and Paris.
“The success i24NEWS has achieved in our first two years in the U.S. proves that our unfiltered and unbiased reporting is resonating with Americans from coast to coast. We look forward to continuing to grow our audiences and delivering high-quality, fact-based news to the American people.”
“High-quality news programming is an important component of Altice USA’s strategy, and we are incredibly pleased by the performance of i24NEWS in its first two years in the U.S. as the network’s reach and viewership continues to grow. We are excited to begin our third year in the U.S. and continue delivering the important, hard-hitting news that our viewers have grown to love.”
With hundreds of reporters representing 35 different countries and live coverage from across the globe, i24NEWS provides breaking news as well as a slate of in-depth original programming produced by a set of talented anchors and reporters on a diverse range of subjects including politics, religion, technology, art, music, cinematography, fashion, and much more. Primetime programming in the U.S. includes flagship shows ClearCut with Michelle Makori and Stateside with Emmy Award-winner David Shuster, among other marquee programs.
In the last year, i24NEWS has scored interviews with many high-profile individuals, including Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Second Lady Karen Pence. In addition, i24NEWS has made headlines for its unfiltered and exclusive interviews with Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. i24NEWS also provided in-depth and unique coverage of many major breaking U.S. news events that resonate with its audiences across Israel, France, and the U.S., such as the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.
Building on linear viewership growth, i24NEWS’ digital presence is also expanding with increases in unique views and video plays on the network’s website. i24NEWS programming is available to be live streamed on Apple TV, Roku devices, and on Fire TV.
Watch i24NEWS on Comcast on channel 1118, on Optimum on channel 14, on Spectrum on channel 210, and on Suddenlink on channel 49. For more information on i24NEWS, visit i24News.TV.