HEARST TELEVISION’S VERY LOCAL PRESENTS “MORE TO EXPLORE”, A WEEK-LONG SPECIAL PROGRAMMING SHOWCASE IN 26 HEARST TELEVISION MARKETS

Viewers can sample full episodes of digital shows featuring popular stars, including find adventure, Boston Rob does Beantown, Hometown tragedyand My amazing cheap date

Hosts include Survivor All Star Rob Mariano, shark week “Tiger Queen” Kinga Phillipsyoutube personality Ashley Adamsand Chief Influencer, Bime Cruz

NEW YORK, August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Start of Labor Day, September 5eviewers of Hearst Television’s broadcast stations spanning 26 markets will receive a week-long sample of fresh, original and entertaining reality programming through the company’s recently launched free streaming service Very Local.

Very local shows will appear during select time slots in the Hearst station footprint in a showcase of the best of the digital service’s new original series. Content spans the breadth of Very Local’s offerings, with a focus on food, travel, adventure, dating and true crime – all with a focus on stories from viewers’ hometowns and content related to communities around the world. Each hour-long on-air programming block will highlight a different theme and be hosted by one of Very Local’s most popular personalities.

Very Local Gifts: More to Explore is a week-long celebration of the extraordinary talent, passion and resilience of local communities across America,” said the very local programming director Laura Lin. “We’re excited to share these stories with a wider TV audience, and we hope viewers will download the free Very Local app to learn more.”

On monday september 5e, Ashley Adamsthe host of Very Local’s Creator Nationintroduces viewers to some of America’s hottest artisans, then features an episode of Eat Play Staya flagship Very Local series showcasing the best of what to do, where to dine and where to stay in cities across the country.

tuesday september 6e is hosted by Kinga Phillips, Shark Week Tiger Queen, guide and guru behind Very Local’s find adventure. After a find adventure episode in which Kinga helps a young mother overcome her social anxiety and face her fears, Kinga presents a new series Very Local, local love, which features a three-blind date single – all while discovering a love for new things to do in his hometown.

Wednesday, September 7e takes viewers on a quest for justice – with two episodes of Very Local’s popular true-crime series Hometown tragedydeveloped in conjunction with Hearst TV news teams across the country.

On Thursday, September 8, Survivor all star Rob Marianohost of Very Local’s Boston Rob does Beantowntakes viewers through some of his favorites Boston hotspots, then launches an episode of My amazing cheap datein which couples compete to see who can get the most out of a date on a shoestring budget.

Week-Live Special Programming Showcase Ends friday september 9e, with host Bime Cruz from blind kitchen Boston. The charismatic chef hosts a blind culinary battle, then highlights the culinary series, Plate it up, Pittsburgh! where sandwiches get the gourmet treatment in a creative culinary competition.

The full local schedule can be found on viewers’ local Hearst television station websites.

About very local

Very Local is a streaming channel that offers 24/7 access to local news, weather, original series and more. Download the Very Local app for FREE on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or Android TV. Additional information and video clips are available at www.verylocal.com/about.

About Hearst Television

Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television stations and two radio stations serving 26 media markets in 39 states and reaching more than 22 million US homes. Through its partnership with nearly every major network, Hearst Television distributes national content on nearly 70 video channels, including programs from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. Radios are leaders in Baltimore listens to news/talk and rock music. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programming on linear and streaming platforms for national and international distribution. Its Very Local app, free to download on home OTT devices and available on popular streaming services, provides 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s leading companies and has received numerous awards for its distinguished journalism, industry innovation and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

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