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RTE News Now for iPad – Still no RTE player app!

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RTE News Now for iPad
RTE News Now for iPad

RTE, the national broadcaster in Ireland, has been keeping a closer eye on new technology than would be expected, such as the iPad.  RTE News Now for the iPhone has been out for some time but last week RTE shocked us slightly by launching an iPad app!

Executive Director of RTÉ Publishing, Múirne Laffan, says, “Building on the success of the RTÉ News Now app for iPhone and Android, the release of our News Now app for iPad continues to meet the needs of our audience for delivering up-to-the-minute, dynamic RTÉ content across a widening range of platforms.”

The app takes advantage of the large screen to place information from it’s main news sections. The use of video in the app makes it a ‘must have’, the implementation is both sleek and useful with integration with social networks Twitter and Facebook!.

We really liked this application, and if you have not yet got it, it’s worth downloading. The app also has access to the live stream from RTE News Now channel which is available on saorview television and online at RTE.ie.

The only question remains! Where is RTE player app?

Press release

RTÉ is today launching a RTÉ News Now application for the iPad, offering quick and easy access to all the most current and popular news stories from RTÉ.

The free-to-download app offers all the latest national and international headlines, top stories, live news bulletins and on-demand video clips and content from the news, sport, business and entertainment world. Specifically optimised for the iPad, this News Now app allows very easy navigation, with each page individually designed on a dual viewing mode so that users can enjoy the content in portrait or landscape orientation.

Clicking on video icons alongside text stories will display the full video on screen and assure users of an in-depth coverage of all their favourite stories.

Podcasts of recent radio news shows can also be accessed while further social media features means that stories can be shared via email, Facebook and Twitter.

Executive Director of RTÉ Publishing, Múirne Laffan, says, “Building on the success of the RTÉ News Now app for iPhone and Android, the release of our News Now app for iPad continues to meet the needs of our audience for delivering up-to-the-minute, dynamic RTÉ content across a widening range of platforms.”

The launch of today’s app for iPad coincides with the announcement that the award-winning RTÉ News Now iPhone app is now available for free globally.

The app was developed by mobile internet services company Digital Reach Group (DRG), which also developed RTÉ’s News Now app for the iPhone. The app is available to download from the itunes store.

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