Apple TV adds ABC News, other channels to line-up
| 25 June 2014
Apple TV has added four new channels: PBS Kids, AOL On, Willow, and most significantly for mainstream traction, ABC News.
The ABC News channel will offer original and on-demand content in the form of four live streaming events at once, allowing users to alternate between live events and breaking news throughout the day. The content mix includes world news and political updates, entertainment news, live hourly updates, original programming and video highlights from Good Morning America, World News with Diane Sawyer, Nightline, 20/20 and This Week with George Stephanopoulos.
"We are delighted to deliver ABC News to a whole new and growing audience," said James Goldston, president of ABC News. "Now the stories that interest you most and anything that's happening live is instantly available to you on Apple TV from ABC News."
Added Joe Ruffolo, senior vice president of ABC News Digital: "Our goal is to put our users in control of their news. We are very excited to be extending our leadership and innovation onto an amazing platform like Apple TV. Utilising hours of live video each day, opening up our archives, extending our strong local brands, and bringing the trust of ABC News to our users when and where they want it."
Ruffolo added: "We're No 1 on air and No 1 online, surging in mobile and expanding to connected televisions. We are very focused on what's next."