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Sinclair confirms the launch of its own streaming service

Sinclair broadcast group sign.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley said at the NAB Show New York that his company’s rumored ad-supported streaming service, Stirr, will launch soon.

Why it matters: Sinclair is trying to grab a piece of the cord-cutting population, and will compete with dozens of local and national networks. CBS News already has an ad-supported news streaming service. This year, Fox News announced its own subscription service Fox Nation.

NowThis launches polling site ahead of midterms

NowThis, the millennial social video outlet that's part of Group Nine Media, has launched a polling site in partnership with progressive polling firm PredictWise.

Why it matters: It's part of NowThis' push to engage its progressive, millennial audience ahead of the midterms.