BBC World News launches first ever programme app
| 03 May 2014
The BBC Horizons series, focusing on the latest technologies and innovations that could revolutionise the way we live, will return for its fourth year from 10 May.
Presented by the award-winning business journalist Adam Shaw, the new 16-part series will break new ground by being available as an app available to download on iOS and Android mobile devices. As well as offering extended interviews and video diaries from Adam Shaw, the will provides users with a tailored experience with easy-to-find content based on location and theme, and the ability to favourite clips from all four series.
“With the BBC World News series about how science and technologies are transforming businesses and the way we live entering its fourth season, it seemed like the perfect occasion to bring all of our Horizons content together in an app,” commented Richard Pattinson, Commissioning Editor, bbc.com. “Our audience can enjoy video, blogs and infographics from the programmes wherever they are.”
The first episode takes a look at ground-breaking innovations in light technology from quantum dot technology, footballs and gravity-fed devices that can generate energy and light for the developing world, as well as featuring interviews with expert innovators and CEOs.