LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Altice USA’s News 12+, a television news broadcast channel available on cable systems throughout the tristate area, has added TAPintoTV to its programming schedule. The weekly TAPintoTV program, which airs Sundays at 11 a.m., will feature topical news and lifestyle segments, reaching more than 3 million viewers that comprise the News 12+ audience.

“An expansion of, which is currently distributed over 41 affiliate news sites within the TAPinto online network, is a perfect fit for News 12+,” says Brian Brodeur, founder and president of East Main Media, which produces TAPintoTV. “The human interest segments that we share with our online and mobile users will mesh seamlessly with the News 12+ brand, and will bring new and unique content to the channel’s viewers.”

TAPintoTV’s topical segments and original series programming, covering business, arts and entertainment, dining, travel and local news, will be featured within the 30-minute program each week. The show will be carried on News 12+ cable TV channels in northern/central New Jersey, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Long Island, parts of Connecticut, Westchester, N.Y., and Hudson Valley, N.Y.

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"As a leading producer of original online local news reporting and video programming with more than 10 million readers during the last year, TAPinto is excited to partner with News 12+ to provide original content to their significant television audience," said Michael Shapiro, CEO and publisher of

Along with providing both regional media coverage and marketplace awareness for the subjects profiled on TAPintoTV’s News 12+ show, the online segments on deliver notable SEO results; organizations, businesses, and individuals featured on the site regularly earn front-page search rankings on Google, Yahoo! and Bing.

“We believe that the show will be a win-win-win for our viewers, participating sponsors, as well as News 12+,” said Brodeur. “We're very excited about this new and innovative collaboration."