April 24, 2015

ABC News debuts Apple Watch app

ABC News has launched an app for the newly released Apple Watch, becoming the first major news organization with a presence on the latest from tech giant Apple. The app will alert users to live video and audio feeds from ABC News Radio and allow them to watch it on their iPhones while still using […]

April 24, 2015

CNN customizes politics section header has redesigned the header of its politics section, following what appears to be a trend of separating out political news into a semi-standalone brand. This move follows Bloomberg’s creation of a politics section with unique design in October. The new CNN politics section includes a simplified fixed header that breaks down content into the categories of 2016, Washington, […]

April 22, 2015

BBC sends alert with placeholder text

BBC News sent out an alert to users of its iOS app early this morning that included the placeholder text “£x.xxb.” The alert concerned British supermarket chain Tesco.

April 21, 2015

Wall Street Journal redesigns website

News Corp. owned Wall Street Journal has launched a redesigned website that incorporates multiple screen sizes and improved navigation. The new site, which is rolling out in sections, includes a fully responsive design that adjusts content to fit screen sizes ranging from huge desk monitors down to mobile devices. The new design also includes streamlined […]

April 14, 2015

Tagboard, Hootsuite partner to create social streams for broadcasters

Tagboard today announced that it has partnered with social relationship platform Hootsuite to help media companies, sporting teams and brands discover, curate and showcase social posts within seconds of them being published on source networks. The partnership offers the first seamless social display workflow for media, sports, and entertainment companies utilizing Hootsuite, which has more than […]

April 14, 2015

Rabble brings audio democracy in second screen app

We all have our favorite sports teams, and well, sometimes we think the broadcasters just aren’t big fans of the team. Whether it’s the Cardinals or the Cubs, the Lakers or the Knicks, a lot of people think announcers are biased. Well, that’s the idea behind startup Rabble. Launched last week, Rabble allows users to […]

April 8, 2015

Digital publishing firm Lakana launches

Lakana, a newly created digital publishing software-as-a-service platform provider, announced today the launch of its integrated suite of leading digital publishing and content management products and services. The Lakana technology powers publishers’ digital media businesses with fully-scalable multi-platform digital solutions to deliver enhanced content creation, management and monetization capabilities that optimize user engagement, according to […]

April 2, 2015

NBC News becomes first TV news org on Kik

NBC News has become the first television news organization to launch an official account on Kik, a mobile-first chat network with more than 200 million users. The NBC News Kik account allows users to discover and share real-time news content tailored to the topics they care about most, according to a statement issued by the network. […]

April 2, 2015

ESPN unveils new website

Disney-owned ESPN has unveiled a completely redesigned website that focuses on using screen real estate for prominently displaying scores and promoting other content as well as keeping a consistent experience across devices. The new design’s most prominent feature is a horizontal strip running across the top of the page that remains visible at all times […]

April 2, 2015

‘Phantom background’ loads behind ‘SportsCenter’ page

As ESPN look continues to evolve with a newly launched website, the use of the richly colored, flashy 3D graphics that were once the hallmark of the network has slowly been reduced, but one page on the new seems to have “held on” to that look in a rather odd way. ESPN has slowly been […]