Media streaming platform Plex has announced the acquisition of Watchup, a streaming video news service, as it works to bring the world all the media. The fee was not disclosed but the deal will see all of Watchup’s employees becoming part of the Plex team.
Watchup, founded in 2012, aggregates news content into a single app from news sources including CBS, CNN, Bloomberg, Vox, Sky News, Fox News, Washington Post, Financial Times and others. It lets people choose TV channels and content to build a custom news feed.
“For the better part of a decade, we’ve been working obsessively and tirelessly to craft the best media platform on the planet (before it’s destroyed in a tweet gone wrong),” Plex said in a blog post announcing the acquisition. “If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that news is a very important part of our media diet. Especially as a cord-cutter, as many of you are, it can be challenging to find that nourishment, like when you hide kale from a hipster.”