ABC11 Eyewitness News Launches Apple iPad App

Viewers Can Now Stay Connected to the Local News and Weather Through Their iPad

Raleigh, NC, February 18, 2011 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( has announced the launch of its official Apple iPad application. The first local N.C. news app designed to take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen. The design offers simple navigation and quick access to all the top stories of the day keeping you connected to your community. It features live streaming video of breaking news, animated Doppler XP radar, 7-day forecast, the top stories locally and nationally as well as full social media integration with Facebook and Twitter.

The app is available for download in iTunes:

“We are excited to release the ABC11 iPad app,” said John Idler, president and general manager. “As with our previous application releases, ABC11 looks forward to helping our viewers stay connected.”

New Media Content:
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ABC11 Eyewitness News Twitter Page:

- ABC11 previously has released applications for several smartphone platforms, including the iPhone (available via iTunes), Android (available via Android Market) and BlackBerry (available via BlackBerry App World).

About ABC11 Eyewitness News:
ABC11 Eyewitness News provides 33 hours of local news every week, serving more than 1 million households in a 23-county area in North Carolina and Virginia. Eyewitness News also provides news, weather and sports information 24 hours a day on as well as serving two additional digital channels, ABC11 Eyewitness News Now on Time Warner cable channel 213, and Live Well HD on Time Warner 212. ABC11 WTVD is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. For more information, go to

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