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Locast expands free local TV streaming to the Dallas, Texas market

August 06, 2018 / Ben Munson

If you’re not familiar with Locast it’s most likely because you don’t live in the New York area where it’s available. Locast is streaming service run by the non-profit organization Sports Fans Coalition NY. The organization already operates the service in New York and has just announced an expansion to the Dallas, Texas market. They’ve also announced that three more major markets will be coming soon.You might be wondering what the catch is here and how Locast can offer streaming local TV channels for free. The short of it is. Rebroadcasting a TV signal is illegal and violates copyright if it’s done for profit. Since the Coalition isn’t for profit, they should be in the clear. The Sports Fans Coalition explains it more in depth here: