Locast is bringing free streaming TV to the Columbus market.

Locast, a local broadcast streaming service, is now delivering 45 local channels to the 2.5 million residents that make up the Columbus TV market. 

Designated as a nonprofit TV digital translator, Locast has broadened its services to the Columbus area. According to a press release, Columbus and nearby cities such as Bucyrus, Chillicothe, Marion, Mount Vernon and Washington Court House are part of the company’s 34th market. 

Founded in 2018 by David Goodfriend, a Washington D.C.-based attorney, the company has stood on a mission to ensure the widespread availability of local TV channels via the Internet.

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Now, Locast has more than 2.8 million registered users nationwide in 34 markets, having reached more than half of the U.S. population.