ABC News and Apple TV make broadcast news first

ABC News is the first major news broadcaster to launch on the Apple TV, which will include free live hourly updates with no pay-TV subscription required. Live content will come from some of the network’s big players like Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20 along with streams of breaking news, the daily White House press briefing and nine local news affiliates. Variety reports ABC News is skipping the authenticated step in order to reach a larger audience. “The idea of this is to put users in control of their news,” said Joe Ruffolo, SVP of ABC News Digital. Apple TV also updated to include apps from AOL On, PBS Kids, Flickr and Willow TV.

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