Lost Remote was on hand in June when ABC News unveiled its dedicated Apple TV app. As we wrote at the time:
A signature aspect of that live content is a 24/7 livestream—which begins as an originally produced, eight-hour mix of live and on-demand clips and constantly updates as news happens—will offer a mixture of content. Users will see anchored and unanchored live events coming everywhere inside the White House briefing room to live breaking news updates exclusive for digital. At launch, the anchored portions of the livestream will come from ABC News digital anchors like Dan Kloeffler, and will include contributing reports coming from ABC News correspondents like Martha Raddatz and Jonathan Karl. Correspondents like these will also create original reports for Apple TV not seen on ABC News broadcast.
So far, local content is one of the most popular features on ABC News on Apple TV. Last month, ABC News on Apple TV launched with nine major market stations and last week announced the addition of three more stations: KOAT in Albuquerque, WCVB in Boston, and KITV in Honolulu.
After its first month live, ABC News has shared data about viewing habits of its Apple TV app users. Some standout numbers:
- Users watch 50% more ABC News live video on Apple TV than on mobile and desktop combined.
- Viewers spend 65% more time per visit on Apple TV than on desktop.
- The most popular “video” is the 24/7 live stream.