ABC11 Eyewitness News Launches Real-Time Breaking News Alerts on All ABC11 Platforms

ABC11 Adds Breaking News Alerts for TV Viewers, Leading the Way in Providing Simultaneous Updates on Text, Email, Mobile Apps, Social Media and More.

Raleigh, NC, August 10, 2013 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News has announced the launch of its seamless, real-time breaking news alerts on all ABC11 viewing platforms, adding television broadcasts to the mix of its existing platforms such as text messages, email, mobile apps, and social media tools. The newly launched feature will complement ABC11’s existing breaking news alerts sent out via digital platforms by providing the same real-time, seamlessly-integrated alerts to television viewers without interrupting regularly scheduled programming.

With this new feature, now, more than ever, ABC11 continues to lead the way in providing innovative features and tools that keep viewers in Raleigh, Durham and Fayetteville up to date with breaking news as it happens, no matter their location or viewing platform.

“Our top priority continues to be providing ABC11 viewers with important updates in real time to help keep them safe and in the know,” said ABC11 Eyewitness News Director Rob Elmore. “By combining our breaking news alerts for television viewers with our existing digital alerts for other platforms, we can simultaneously update viewers on all ABC11 platforms efficiently without interrupting their regularly scheduled programming.”

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About ABC11 Eyewitness News:
ABC11 Eyewitness News provides 43 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, the HD Live Well Network on 11.2 (Time Warner Ch. 112) and the Live Well Network on 11.3 (Time Warner Ch. 113). 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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