Locast used to be a streaming service that provided local channels, but it’s officially been shut down thanks to a pile of lawsuits from networks like ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC.
Basically, Locast was a free streaming service that provided local channels over the internet to users in cities that had them. The networks didn’t approve of the company serving its channels without paying license and rights fees, so they jointly sued the nonprofit service shortly after it launched.
Locast sent out an email to its users explaining what happened. It said, “As a non-profit, Locast was designed from the very beginning to operate in accordance with the strict letter of the law, but in response to the court’s recent rulings, with which we respectfully disagree, we are hereby suspending operations, effective immediately.”