or


[08/27/12 - 09:09 AM]
ABC News Launches New Live Event Experience on the iPad and Desktop During the Republican and Democratic National Conventions
Three screen live streams on the iPad and desktop provide users with up-to-the-minute convention coverage.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC NEWS LAUNCHES NEW LIVE EVENT EXPERIENCE ON THE IPAD AND DESKTOP DURING THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTIONS

ABC News Offers Three Simultaneous Live Streams and Specialized Digital-Only Content for Complete Coverage of the 2012 Political Conventions

Today ABC News announced the release of new updates to the ABC News App for the iPad that bring users inside the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Three screen live streams on the iPad and desktop provide users with up-to-the-minute convention coverage through a combination of live streaming video and social media feeds. ABC News Digital is revolutionizing the way users watch and participate in news, leading the charge for original and live digital news coverage.

The ABC News iPad App and desktop sites will offer live, multi-stream coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions starting Tuesday, August 28th from 7:00-11:30p.m.ET. Today, ABC News Digital will offer live, single-stream coverage of the opening day of the Republican National Convention across all ABC News platforms including ABCNews.com and mobile properties at 2:00p.m.ET and one hour of single-stream coverage at 7:00p.m.ET. For the full convention live stream, log on to http://abcnews.go.com/politics/live. All of the latest convention news can be found on http://abcnews.go.com/politics.

The ABC News multi-stream experience delivers live, complete access to special events, wherever and whenever users demand the latest political information. As more people crave the ability to monitor live events in video and social spaces, ABC News offers instant access to the conventions with three simultaneous video feeds of gavel-to-gavel coverage and political highlights. In addition, a social feed powered by Storify compliments the viewing experience with editorially curated social content. Through this feature, users can see up-to-the-minute social media activity from inside and outside the convention halls.

"Video, original content, and products are the cornerstones of our digital strategy. We are seeing great success with our new day parted iPad app, which assembles ABC News video based on the time of day for easy viewing," said Joe Ruffolo, Senior Vice President of ABC News Digital. "The new live event experience extends our focus on video to special events like the political conventions."

When news breaks, more and more users turn to their mobile devices for the latest headlines and video clips. According to the latest ComScore report, ABC News mobile sites and apps more than doubled in total users' year over year. In addition, visits across ABC News mobile platforms reached an all-time record in July. Since the refresh of the ABC News iPad App in June, total user engagement increased 57%.

"As mobile has grown into a major platform for consuming news, we have noticed that users want the tablet to be the device where they both lean back and maintain control - a device that has the simplicity of a remote control but allows for the individualized navigation path of a web browser," said Doug Vance, Vice President of Strategy and Product Development.

Traditional online coverage of the conventions required users to switch between multiple windows to keep an eye on the podium, listen to expert commentary and monitor social media chatter. The ABC News iPad App streamlines this process and places all three activities together on one screen, allowing tablet users to customize their viewing experience through simple touch navigation.

In addition to product updates, ABC News Digital's live stream convention coverage will be available to users across all platforms, including mobile devices. Each night, ABC News Digital will offer viewers specialized, digital-only content unavailable anywhere else. The live stream co-anchored convention coverage utilizes ABC News and Yahoo! News talent along with all-star guests like Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain, political pop videos and real-time info graphics for an unparalleled broadcast experience. For the latest political highlights, ABC News is the ideal companion throughout the 2012 election cycle.

ABC News Digital platforms will provide live coverage of the conventions starting Tuesday, August 28th from 7:00-11:30p.m.ET on ABCNews.com, Yahoo!, Yahoo! News, GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo!, YouTube's Election Hub, ABC News' iPad & iPhones apps, as well as on ABC affiliate websites. ABC News Digital will have twice-daily "Politics Pop" videos, convention video clips and the latest highlights from the convention floors. The ABC News App for iPad is also available for free from the App Store on iPad at www.itunes.com/appstore.

Live-streamed coverage will be anchored by ABC News political director Amy Walter and Yahoo! News Washington Bureau Chief David Chalian. They will be joined throughout the night by Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos, "World News" weekend anchor David Muir, senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper, senior political correspondent Jonathan Karl, senior Washington editor Rick Klein, political contributor Matthew Dowd, and Yahoo! News' White House correspondent Olivier Knox, senior political reporter Holly Bailey, and political reporter Chris Moody.





  [august 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[06/28/16 - 03:42 PM]
OWN Delivers 2Q 2016 Primetime Growth and Most-Watched Week in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[06/28/16 - 02:37 PM]
Sarah Gadon to Star in Netflix and CBC Miniseries "Alias Grace"
The six-hour miniseries, inspired by the historical true story of convicted murderer Grace Marks, is written and produced by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron.

[06/28/16 - 02:29 PM]
Smithsonian Channel Goes Wild on Wednesdays This Summer with Some of the World's Deadliest Predators
Through five consecutive weeks of one-hour specials, the stunt will span the globe in search of elusive sharks, mighty lizard kings, viper queens, killer hornets and desert lions.

[06/28/16 - 12:31 PM]
Double the Episodes, Double the Surprises on the Second Season of "Cooks vs. Cons"
New episodes begin Sunday, July 10 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[06/28/16 - 12:16 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Most Recent Original Premiere Marks 4th Consecutive Week with Top HH-Rated Movie of the Week
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of June 20-26.

[06/28/16 - 11:18 AM]
All Eyes Were on the 2016 "BET Awards" as 7.2mm Total Viewers Tuned in Across 12 Viacom Networks for the Premiere Telecast on Sunday, June 26
BET spins the numbers for Sunday, June 26.

[06/28/16 - 11:09 AM]
Bravo Media's Lavish Ladies from Down Under Return for a New Season of "The Real Housewives of Melbourne" on Friday, July 22 at 9 PM ET/PT
Newcomer Susie McLean will join returning cast members Chyka Keebaugh, Gamble Breaux, Gina Liano, Jackie Gillies, Janet Roach, Lydia Schiavello and Pettifleur Berenger.

[06/28/16 - 10:54 AM]
"ER Week" Is Back on Discovery Life with Unpredicatble Moments Leading Up to the Premiere of "Trauma Doctors"
These elite doctors take the emergency room to the streets providing on-site medical treatments that are normally only done in hospitals, transforming a patient's chance of survival.

[06/28/16 - 10:50 AM]
ESPN Remembers Legendary Coach Pat Summitt
ESPN Classic will be the home of Tennessee's National Championship title games, where Summitt led the Lady Vols to national titles in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007 and 2008.

[06/28/16 - 10:35 AM]
U.S. Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks to Receive Pat Tillman Award for Service at The 2016 ESPYS
Marks is also a member of the 2016 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Team and is training for the 2016 Paralympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro in September.

[06/28/16 - 10:28 AM]
Heartwarming Documentary "Open Your Eyes," Following Nepalese Spouses on a Remarkable Odyssey to Restore Their Sight, Debuts July 18, Exclusively on HBO
The film follows Manisara and Durga, an aging couple from the remote Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, as they embark on a transformative odyssey to regain the sight they lost over the years by undergoing this life-changing procedure.

[06/28/16 - 10:21 AM]
Diane Sawyer Holds Exclusive Interview with Jaycee Dugard, on ABC News' "20/20," Friday, July 8
Sawyer interviewed Dugard in 2011 when she talked about her horrendous experience in captivity for the first time on the eve of the release of her first memoir "A Stolen Life."

[06/28/16 - 09:24 AM]
SundanceTV Greenlights Original Scripted Series "Hap and Leonard" for a Second Season
Plus: John Wirth will join as showrunner and executive producer.

[06/28/16 - 09:06 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Hold Onto Top Spot
The Peacock leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/28/16 - 09:05 AM]
Fans Can Now Share Adult Swim Themed Images, GIFs, Sounds, and Custom Bumps With New App
The new Adult Swim Keyboard also features sharable soundboards and animated GIFs from the network's colorful show characters.