ABC News has launched on Apple TV. The service includes a wide array of content, including highlights from its major TV news shows, access to live and on demand video, news updates, over 50 years of archival footage, original content and local news from ABC affiliates in nine major markets.
In developing the app, ABC News viewed the ability to provide live news as a particularly important feature. The app will feature four separate live video streams that allow users to move between live events and breaking news throughout the day. Outside of time periods in the middle of the night, the goal is to offer “as much live news as we can,” adds Doug Vance, VP of product development at ABC News. There will be video updates on the hour and four to five live updates per day.
Local news updates would be provided by eight of the ABC owned stations—WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WLS in Chicago, WPVI in Philadelphia, KGO in San Francisco, KTRK in Houston, WTVD in Raleigh and KFSN in Fresno—as well as the Hearst-owned station WISN in Milwaukee.