ONE News unveils digital video platform

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TVNZ’s new digital-first offering ONE News Now went live this morning. ONE News Now is a purpose-built platform for multiple devices (PC, tablet, smartphone), delivering anywhere, anytime news with a focus on video content.

ONN is a direct response to how people are consuming media, utilising TVNZ’s considerable resources and credibility to deliver up-to-the-minute news as it breaks, wherever and whenever Kiwis want it, said TVNZ head of news & current affairs John Gillespie in a statement.

“It also builds on the success of TVNZ’s high-performing news and current affairs programmes, Gillespie says.

“ONE News Now will transform how we deliver news in the lead-up to 6pm. We’re clear leaders on air, and want to see this translate across into digital.

“Most New Zealanders are consuming news on the go and stealing moments in-between their daily tasks to check in. We believe the vibrancy and veracity of video is something our viewers like, and it will be our key point of difference with ONE News Now.”

ONN features unfiltered breaking news and curated features through three channels: latest, featured, and popular. The evolving news feed and optional push-notifications will allow users to follow stories throughout the day.

To cater for the changes, Gillespie says ONE News Now has transformed the way news is gathered and published at TVNZ. “We’ve really invested in our journalists and our technology to make ONE News Now a reality.

“All our reporters have undergone training on how to best deliver mobile-first news with an emphasis on video content.”

ONE News Now is available as a desktop site, mobile site, iPhone app, iPad app and Android smartphone app.

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