New York, NY
July 24, 2012 -- ABC News today launched the ABC News app for Amazon's Kindle Fire. Now for the first time millions of Kindle Fire users will have access to exclusive interviews, award-winning investigations and broadcast video from ABC News. The Android app is available for free download in the Amazon Appstore for Android online or directly from their Kindle Fire.
In the last year ABC News' mobile traffic has tripled as the news division has rolled out a robust suite of mobile products, including Android and iPhone apps and the recently relaunched ABC News iPad app. 56% of tablet owners say they get their news on mobile devices every day, up from 53% in 2011, according to Pew Research Center.
"By teaming up with Amazon, ABC News will deliver news and video content to a new and growing digital audience", said Doug Vance, Vice President of Product Strategy for ABC News. "ABC News' mobile page views have grown over 50% each month since 2011 and our expansion to Kindle Fire is the next step in growing our tablet user base".
The ABC News app for Kindle Fire will include:
Top News Headlines: Breaking, national and international news from ABC News anchors and correspondents around-the-clock
Live News Video: Live video as news breaks plus clips from ABC News programs including "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline," "20/20," and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos"
Integrated Social Media Tools: Features to share stories and video through Facebook and Twitter
About ABC News Digital
ABC News Digital properties including ABCNews.com, OTUSNews.com and Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! offer a dynamic, around the clock look at the news as it breaks - bringing video into the digital news experience like never before. It's the online destination for newsmaker access, investigative coverage, and exclusive footage from every big story. As part of the Yahoo!-ABC News network ABC News Digital content reaches over 90 million people a month and more than 50% of all news and information videos streamed online are from the #1 online news network. In addition, ABC News NOW is a 24-hour news and information network currently available to 44 million users across cable, broadband, and mobile platforms.
About ABC News
ABC News delivers a big picture understanding of the world to empower and inspire viewers to make confident decisions for themselves and their families. More people get their news from ABC News than from any other source. ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Network's news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio, and the Internet. With an average television and radio audience of 180 million people in a given month, ABC News surpasses the competition. More than 2,400 affiliate stations broadcast ABC News Radio's global news coverage. In addition, ABC News NOW is a 24-hour news and information network currently available to 44 million users across cable, broadband, and mobile platforms. NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, provides live and packaged news, sports, and weather reports, as well as footage of news events, to 200 ABC affiliates and more than 30 domestic and international clients.
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