Locast, the free over-the-air broadcast TV streaming service, said it has added iPad, Apple TV and Android TV to the devices/platforms on which it is now available. That is in addition to Apple iOS, Android, Roku and Hopper, as well as various browser platforms. Locast, which launched last year, does not have to get a TV station’s permission.
Other than a few scenes shot with the MacBook Pro, the Feb. 25 episode was captured entirely with iPhone 6s and iPads, series co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan said. The ABC comedy will play out on screen completely on a computer and in the realm of social media.
Mobile journalists who report on the ground and file stories at coffee shops might be tempted by Apple’s new tablet, which was released today. The thinner and lighter iPad Air has improved AV features, usable for video interviews, and comes with a suite of free apps, including iMovie.
No major surprises from Apple’s big media event today: New Mac software, updated MacBooks and a redesigned iPad. The new Mac Pro could potentially find its way into a newsroom for broadcasters or video editors who need serious computing power when using Final Cut Pro, but that’s about it.
Set-top box maker TiVo has introduced a new Slingbox-like product that lets users stream live or DVR-recorded TV to tablets, notebooks and smartphones.
Many news organizations are finding that their journalists — both print and broadcast — are much more productive when equipped with the very versatile phone powered by an ever-growing number of apps. “Now everybody’s a newsgatherer,” says KPNX Phoenix News Director Mark Casey. “Our photojournalists use traditional pro video cameras, the point-and-shoot or the iPhone — and sometimes all three.”
Apple took the wraps off a new retina display iPad (with 4G LTE) and a 1080p Apple TV box today (sorry no TV set), both of which will be available on March 16. While the announcements themselves aren’t particularly groundbreaking — solid incremental improvements — Tim Cook revealed a metric that should be a bit of shocker.
Orange County Register has found that weekly, two-to-three minute TV-style “shows” and a highly interactive daily feature are key drivers to user engagment in its much-watched attempt to re-create the evening newspaper on a tablet app. Doug Bennett, president of Freedom Interactive, talks in-depth about the ambitious experiment with NetNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday showed off the Kindle Fire, a $199 tablet computer, challenging Apple’s iPad by extending its Kindle brand into the world of full-color, multipurpose devices. Bezos also took the opportunity to show off a new line of Kindle e-readers with black-and-white screens and lower prices.
In a project still in the “R&D stage,” Nielsen has begun to measure cable television subscriber viewing habits on Apple’s iPad tablet for Time Warner Cable and Cablevision. Two undisclosed media companies are working with Nielsen to measure iPad viewership.
The app will give children with iPads free access to more than 1,000 videos from top PBS Kids and PBS Kids Go! series, PBS says.
The controversy over Time Warner Cable’s plan to distribute cable programming on tablets has implications for broadcasters. Like many cable programmers, most broadcasters don’t have all the rights needed to distribute programming on the Internet. Also, viewing on tablets is unmeasured. Do you want your station’s viewing shifting to unmeasured devices?
LOS ANGELES (AP) — News Corp. is now set to unveil the world’s first iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, in New York next Wednesday. CEO Rupert Murdoch will take the wraps off the tablet publication at the Guggenheim Museum. He will appear with Apple Inc.’s vice president of Internet services, Eddy Cue. The company sent out […]
Comcast says it plans to offer live television programming on iPads and other computer tablets later this year. For the iPad alone, Comcast says it will provide nearly 3,000 hours of TV content on demand.
The first iAd for iPad will launch this afternoon for the upcoming Disney blockbuster Tron Legacy. This is a preview of what Apple’s mobile ad format will look like on the iPad, and the only iAd planned for Apple’s tablet for this year.
When the iPad made its debut, most of the press focused on how it could change with world of print. While that may be true, the iPad appears to be well on its way to changing the world of television. You can already watch video from Hulu and Netflix, “check into” TV shows, and there are early efforts to sync on-air programming with an iPad.
By early spring, Cablevision plans to launch a service that can turn the iPad into a mobile TV screen at home. “You’ll have our full cable television service on it in the home,” COO Tom Rutledge said Thursday at an investor event. The launch could come toward the end of the first quarter next year, or early in the second, he said.