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Washington, D.C., June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hill launched its new digital news channel Hill.tv Wednesday with the debut of Rising, the only daily national morning show from the nation's capital, broadcast live from its new, state-of-the-art K Street studio. Hill.tv will provide the most bipartisan coverage of today's breaking news and analysis. 

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In a time of unparalleled polarization of cable and digital news, Hill.tv cuts through the biased coverage of the traditional political news outlets, giving citizens the opportunity to shape their own views without being influenced by partisan media.

"There has not been a time since the 60s when the public has paid such close attention to what was happening in the halls of Washington," said Richard Beckman, President of The Hill. "But trust is a central issue. The political news landscape is characterized by an ever increasing field of divisive players using video as their outlet, intent on covering politics through a specific, ideological lens on cable and digital news, or through social media, Hill.tv follows on The Hill's hallmark of truly balanced coverage."

Bob Cusack, The Hill's Editor in Chief, noted, "We are excited to add another layer to our successful platform, and to expand our brand in a groundbreaking way in the digital space."

Hill.tv debuted Wednesday with Rising, starring former MSNBC Anchor Krystal Ball and nationally syndicated radio host Buck Sexton. Rising breaks through the facade of cable news to expose the real Washington. A new episode appears every weekday at 8:00 am, but can be viewed following its broadcast on demand in its entirety or in short, 3-5 minute cutdowns. 

Hill.tv's development and production has been lead by Executive Vice President John Solomon. John has spent the past year building a digital TV network from the ground up at The Hill, creating a unique product in political journalism

James Finkelstein, Chairman and CEO of The Hill, added "The launch of Hill.tv marks the next phase in our evolution. It represents a massive investment in talent and infrastructure and takes our non-partisan approach to the most important media form today."

Initial guests for Rising include:

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  • Former Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager John Podesta 
  • Legendary Hollywood actor/producer Rob Reiner
  • Senator Ted Cruz
  • Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper

Hill.tv is announcing additional original shows and programming over the next month.

About Hill.tvThe Hill launched Hill.tv in June aa first of its kind digital channel  that provides the most bipartisan coverage of today's breaking news and analysis. To learn more about the network, visit Hill.tv and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

About The HillThe Hill is one of the fastest-growing news sites in the United States.The Hill is published by Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.

David O'Brien
CRAFT Media | Digital
(215) 760-8617
dobrien@craftdc.com

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