One platform for creating, distributing, and monetizing your multimedia content
Reach out to the world
Engage your audience across the digital spectrum—web, mobile, apps, OTT, podcasts, social media, email, distributed platforms—with our complete content management ecosystem. You can even push content to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Facebook Instant Articles, and Apple News.
Easy, flexible content creation
Our built-in tools make it easy to create beautiful, engaging layouts—complete with videos, photos, and multimedia galleries. Incorporate inline elements throughout the body of your articles, keeping readers engaged as they scroll.
Data-powered audience engagement
Harness the power of audience browsing data to present visitors with content that meets their specific interests, helping you increase time on site, pageviews and advertising revenue—while slashing bounce rates.
"To say 'TownNews made it easy' would be an understatement. We are blown away by the company's efficiency and customer service, and we're excited at the new designs for our websites."
Customize your workflow and deliver video to web, mobile, social, OTT, and over the air
Create, syndicate, and connect to your audiences
Live stream your broadcast video and simultaneously send it to your website, OTT apps, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Twitter. We make it easier than ever to reach your audiences on social media and alert them to your new video content. Maximize advertising opportunities for each video you create with our integrated video platform.
OTT-ready high definition video
Create and manage high quality video experiences for your over-the-top applications. Give your audience a great experience whether they're watching on a mobile device or in their living room.
Near real-time editing and delivery
With integrated Blackbird support, editing and managing your broadcast video is fast and easy. Work on multiple videos at a time without having to wait for your videos to finish encoding before editing. Collaborate in the cloud, add keywords to select a destination, and watch your video appear everywhere you sent it.
Powerful, integrated digital solutions for broadcasters
The tools and services you need to grow and engage your audience, boost revenue, and create compelling content—in a robust, secure ecosystem.
"TownNews provides a strong, vibrant, flexible CMS that not only meets our needs today, but we feel will meet our needs in the future as we continue to grow."
Customer success stories
Once thought to be a novelty, 24/7 delivery of local news video to OTT (over-the-top) devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV, has bec… Learn more
"Our main focus in 2018 is knowing our audience, making our websites intelligent, and knowing how—and what—to deliver to our online users," sa… Learn more
TV has come a long way from rabbit ears and bulky sets tucked in the corner. Viewers now want to connect with their local stations—everywhere,… Learn more
News & announcements
MOLINE, IL — Jan. 7, 2020 — Media organizations are awash in data: audience and editorial data from content management systems, traffic report… Learn more
MOLINE, IL — Dec. 9, 2019 — One of the greatest challenges facing media organizations today is finding a way to effectively convert casual vis… Learn more
The new and improved BLOX Now app offers a more personalized user experience, easier management, and more revenue opportunities than ever. Her… Learn more
MOLINE, IL (Nov. 12, 2019) - TownNews is pleased to announce that Sinead Steele has been appointed to the newly-created position of Vice Presi… Learn more
Local media's trusted partner
TownNews equips you with the digital services and guidance to transform your business model and flourish in the digital age. Our tools and expertise in digital, video, print, OTT, and advertising enable forward-thinking media organizations to efficiently engage their audiences, increase security, and grow revenue.
Fueled by a passion for local media and a 30-year proven track record of success, more than 2,000 organizations have benefited from the integrated platform we’ve built.
Let us show you how your organization can be next.