ABC O&Os Update Digital News App

The enhancements offer app users more robust video, greater control and a higher degree of personalization December 18, 2017

BURBANK, CALIF.—ABC Owned Stations Group is enhancing its news app with more robust video offerings and giving users a higher degree of customization and control.

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“This is our boldest refresh to date, designed and modernized for the mobile news consumer,” said Wendy McMahon, president, ABC Owned TV Stations Group, in a press release issued today announcing the enhancements.

Disney | ABC Television Group announced on Dec. 6 McMahon’s appointment as president of its owned TV station group. Prior to her promotion, McMahon was SVP Digital for the ABC Owned Stations Group.

Updated app features include:

·         My News: Allowing users to select topics and locations of interest;

·         Personalized alerts: An opt-in enabling users to receive alerts on their selected topics and locations;

·         Watch exclusive live video streams;

·         Top news: The biggest stories of the day and breaking news autoplay upon opening the app;

·         Explore: Enabling deeper dives into topics;

·         Weather: Breaking and ongoing coverage of weather conditions.

ABC Owned TV Stations include WABC-TV, New York City; KABC-TV, Los Angeles; WLS-TV, Chicago; WPVI-TV Philadelphia; KGO-TV, San Francisco; KTRK-TV, Houston; WTVD-TV, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and KFSN-TV, Fresno, Calif.

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