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Reuters TV crams streaming news into your iPhone

Timothy J. Seppala, @timseppala
February 4, 2015
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Reuters is getting in on the streaming news game, too. With Reuters TV, the outfit's targeting commuters that want to keep up on current events with personalized, on-demand and live content that's downloadable for offline viewing. Reuters promises real-time coverage as well, giving examples like streaming protests in Egypt or presidential speeches from our nation's capitol. Video content will range from 5 - 30 minutes in length and is produced exclusively for the iOS app, drawing from the news organization's some 2,500 journalists on the ground in over 160 countries. Sounds a bit like what the BBC recently did for its app, and this could be great for folks where underground WiFi and cell data isn't available just yet, we'd imagine.

Perhaps coolest of all? Everything within the application is apparently put together on iOS devices using what Reuters calls "a novel application" of the platform's A/V Foundation and Core Animation toolsets. What's more, the app should look sharp and clear regardless of the iGizmo you're using it on because all onscreen elements are rendered on-device. The first 30 days are free and it's $1.99 a month after that.

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