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FreightWavesTV now streaming on a new and upgraded platform

Improvements start Oct. 26

Virtual streaming just became much better. FreightWavesTV is streaming from a sleek, interactive platform. To ensure a smooth transition, check out what’s next and what to expect. 

“With the cancellations of live events and a higher percentage of the workforce than ever before working remotely, FreightWavesTV stepped in and provided the news and market information the freight industry needed to navigate these turbulent freight markets,” said FreightWaves Executive Publisher Kevin Hill.

“Over the past two years, FreightWaves has expanded its daily coverage of the freight markets and has built an amazing audience. Our new streaming platform and apps allows us to expand our original programming even further to cover the entire business process of freight and the global supply chain.”

FreightWavesTV provides targeted programming relating to the world of freight/logistics/supply chain. There are more than a dozen regularly scheduled shows, such as WHAT THE TRUCK?!?, FreightWaves NOW, Put That Coffee Down, Fuller Speed Ahead (which features FreightWaves Founder and CEO Craig Fuller) and many more.

Some of the best segments from FreightWaves’ Live Events are also featured. There is even a featured movie (right now it is Convoy, starring Kris Kristofferson and Ali McGraw).

A FWTV screenshot. (Photo: FreightWaves)
A FWTV screenshot. (Photo: FreightWaves)

The new features of FreightWavesTV include: 

  • New, fresh layout
  • 24/7 livestream
  • Program guide showing which shows are airing when
  • Specific event tab for all live events
  • Multi-channel streams
  • Informative graphics
  • Ability to add multiple profiles
  • Ability to set reminders for upcoming shows
  • Broadcast a show to your TV
  • Share videos via social links

Nick Torres, director of media technology at FreightWaves, said, “I’m extremely excited to be a part of these new features; they aren’t just an update to FreightWavesTV. Rather, we are setting the foundation for how FreightWaves Media handles video content.”

The FreightWavesTV guide to programming. (Image: FreightWaves)
The FreightWavesTV guide to programming. (Image: FreightWaves)

Torres added, “With the recent explosion in supply chain coverage, this update couldn’t have come at a better time. This initial release is not only a fresh, new layout to our FreightWavesTV apps and website, it provides non-stop news coverage of a non-stop industry. Our viewers are busy, on the go, and need the quickest way to stay informed. Whether you are a CEO who can’t sleep or a truck driver who is taking a break on the side of a road, if you can load our app, there is going to be live content to watch!”

The upgrades made to FreightWavesTV will be followed with additional features that are scheduled to roll out during the remainder of 2021. Among those additional features are:

  • LiveTV Guide: Showing what is coming up next, on tomorrow, or later in the week is on the horizon. Viewers can treat FreightWavesTV like any major news outlet in regard to primetime television.
  • Multi-channel streaming: FreightWaves’ initial goal is to have one channel dedicated to everyday content, and one channel dedicated to FreightWaves Events content such as previous summits, repeat sessions from live-in person events, etc.
  • Picture-in-picture feature for in-article videos: With the click of a button, viewers will be able to pop out the video to their desktop or mobile screen and continue their work.
  • Informative graphics around the stream: FreightWaves staff are designing the FWTV stream to include real-time data directly from SONAR (such as graphs, tickers, news headlines, etc.).
A screenshot shows some of the FWTV programming. (Photo: FreightWaves)
A screenshot shows some of the FWTV programming. (Photo: FreightWaves)

Overall, the updates FreightWaves is making are going to help viewers consume FreightWavesTV content on their own time, in their own way.

Whether you watch FreightWavesTV on an ongoing basis or have never tuned in, you won’t want to miss the upgraded experience!

To make sure that you don’t, make sure that you take the following steps:

  • Update your FreightWavesTV app (if you don’t have the app, search FreightWavesTV in your app store)
  • Click ‘Sign Up’ to create an account
  • Explore the content and watch all of your favorite FWTV shows
A screenshot of FWTV programming from a mobile device. (Image: FreightWaves)
A screenshot of FWTV programming from a mobile device. (Image: FreightWaves)

Scott Mall

Scott Mall serves as Managing Editor of FreightWaves Classics. He writes articles for the website, edits the SONAR Daily Watch series, marketing material for FreightWaves and a variety of FreightWaves special projects. Mall’s career spans 45 years in public relations, marketing and communications for Fortune 500 corporations, international non-profits, public relations agencies and government agencies.