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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.
While an app store like the one we all know for iOS doesn’t yet exist for Apple TV, more and more TV content is becoming available on the popular internet TV device. A+E Networks recently became the latest network to offer content from A&E, HISTORY and Lifetime on Apple TV. Here are the details. Read more
Starting May 21, “The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Wire,” “Big Love,” “Eastbound & Down,” “Oz,” “Band of Brothers,” and “Deadwood” will become available on Amazon Prime instant video, at no additional cost to subscribers. Early seasons of current shows will also be available, including “Boardwalk Empire” and “True Blood.” Other hit shows, including “Girls,” “The Newsroom,” and “Veep” will become available in later years of the agreement.
These shows will still be available on HBO Go, but will be exclusive to Amazon, meaning Netflix and Apple TV users won’t be able to stream them on those platforms. The partnership marks the first time HBO has licensed its series to a web-only service.
The cable TV industry may be looking at a big change in the future, according to Cablevision’s CEO Jim Dolan. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Dolan stated “there could come a day’ when his company stops offering television service, making broadband its primary offering.” Read more
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