ABC News releases iPhone app

ABC News has released a new application for the iPhone and iPod Touch uers that includes video, breaking news alerts and other features.

Full release:

ABC NEWS DIGITAL RELEASES APPLICATION FOR iPHONE AND iPOD TOUCH

APPLICATION OFFERS TOP NEWS STORIES AND VIDEO

Tapping into one of the most popular Apple innovations ever, ABC News Digital today announced a new application for iPhone and iPod Touch users. The application is a one-stop-shop for top news, text and video reports from ABC News and local video from its owned stations across the nation – including up-to-the-minute weather and video programming from ABC News’ broadcast platforms. The ABC News application is now available free of charge in the Apple App Store.

The new ABC News application offers personalized, location-based multimedia news as well as weather, breaking news alerts and civic-controlled emergency alerts in San Francisco. At launch, ABC Owned TV Stations in: New York, NY (WABC-TV); Los Angeles, CA (KABC-TV); Chicago, IL (WLS-TV); Philadelphia, PA (WPVI-TV); San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, CA (KGO-TV); Houston, TX (KTRK-TV); Raleigh-Durham, NC (WTVD-TV); Fresno, CA (KFSN-TV); Flint, MI (WJRT-TV) and Toledo, OH (WTVG-TV) will provide local video content for the application. Local news provided by ABC affiliated stations in additional cities will be announced soon.

“We’re  eager to provide Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users with an application that offers not only the best of ABC News reporting and video, but also local news video from our owned stations across the country,” said David Westin, President, ABC News.

The application will include the following features:

  • Top News — Video Briefs,  a ‘Today in Pictures’ slideshow and top news text stories
  • ABC News broadcast programs — clips from “Good Morning America,” “World News, with Charles Gibson,” “20/20,” “Nightline” and “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”
  • Local News – ABC Owned TV Stations’ video content delivered using location-based technology. Users also have the option to view video from other participating affiliate stations across the nation
  • Weather – Including current, hourly and daily weather forecasts, radar screens and top national weather news
  • For additional information about ABC News’ iPhone application and other mobile products, visit ABCNEWS.com.

    ABOUT ABC NEWS DIGITAL

    ABC News Digital Media Group includes ABCNEWS.com; ABC News NOW; ABC News Mobile; ABC News Productions; ABC News International; and VideoSource, ABC News’ library of historic news events dating back to 1963. ABCNEWS.com is the 24-hour online news service of ABC News launched in May 1997 and is consistently ranked among the top news sites. ABC News NOW, a 24-hour digital network that offers a wide range of live and on-demand programming, is currently available to 44 million users across cable, broadband and mobile. ABC News is available anytime, anywhere on your mobile device: m.abcnews.com.

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      breaking news alerts and civic-controlled emergency alerts in San Francisco.