NBC Owned Stations Debut New iPhone Apps

NBC Owned Television Stations unveiled its upgraded iPhone apps today with features like interactive radar, quick access to breaking news and the capability to send video from a mobile device to a television. The upgrades are the result of a rapid increase in digital mobile traffic that NBC owned-and-operated stations were seeing and comes just over a year after the company, a division of NBCUniversal, announced it was bringing its Web and app development in-house.

iPhone App Tells Viewers When TV Ads Finish

As broadcasters continue to fight the ad-skipping technology found in Dish Network’s Hopper, a new iPhone app was released to the public today that notifies viewers in real time when commercial breaks are finished, allowing TV watchers to surf other channels or grab a bite to eat in the kitchen without worrying about missing their favorite program.

AP ENPS Mobile Unveils iPhone, iPad App

It just became easier to access AP ENPS outside of the newsroom. The newsroom system now has an iPhone and iPad app that lets users monitor assignments and access breaking news, wires, stories, planning and rundowns while on the go.

CBS Launches Full-Episode Streaming App

The new iPad and iPhone apps offer the network’s primetime programming eight days after broadcast; daytime and latenight programming the day after broadcast. CBS plans to expand to all major mobile and tablet platforms later this year.

Broadcasters Can Shoot Live Streams On iPhones

There’s a new iPhone app on the market that’s going to allow broadcasters to shoot live, streaming videos straight from their smartphones. Dutch-based Mobile Viewpoint announced today that after several trials, Apple has approved its electronic newsgathering WMT Live iPhone application. While the app is free from the iTunes App Store, customers will have to […]

YouTube Launches iPhone App, iPad Up Next

YouTube has launched its own iOS app, bringing advanced features such as social sharing, access to the site’s channel guide and thousands of previously unavailable music videos to the iPhone. The application replaces a system app developed by Apple that won’t be part of iOS 6. The company also says an iPad app is in the works.

iPhone App Fact-Checks Attack Ads

WeatherNation Releases iPhone App

Gormally To Offer Free Apps for Broadcasters

The iPhone, iPad and Android apps provide proprietary software that will let broadcasters control content delivery based on a user’s respective DMA by using the device’s GPS position relative to Nielsen’s 210 television U.S. markets.


WSB Atlanta Launches iPhone Traffic App

The Cox ABC affiliate partners with Beat the Traffic to provide real-time traffic updates.

Univision Launches News App For iPhone


WRAL App Wins With Simplicity, Interactivity

Users of WRAL Raleigh, N.C.’s pioneering news app can check the news, weather and sports, as well as submit photos, video and email. They can even click to call the newsroom with tips. The station, which launched its first app with Sprint in 2004 and its first iPhone app in 2008, recently added a premium option for its popular ‘Behind Bars’ vertical. Key to the app’s success, WRAL says, is a simple interface and lots of interactivity.

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WESH Has A Hit With Casey Anthony App

Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Orlando, Fla., didn’t just blow out its schedule to capture all aspects of the trial of the woman accused of killing her daugher, but also launching a 99-cent iPhone app for trial updates. And at a time when even the strongest newspapers and broadcasters typically offer their apps for free, WESH’s paid app appears to be a big success. It reached the top spot in paid iPhone news apps over the weekend, and it’s currently residing at the No. 2, ahead of popular apps like Instapaper.

Shazam Pushes Further Into TV With $32M Infusion