Access to breaking and local news, weather, improved video, audio, multimedia and more
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TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Canadians looking for improved and instant
access to the news they want will now be able to download the CBC News Mobile App and browse the redesigned CBCNews.ca website. With an emphasis on delivering users the content they're
looking for—including breaking and local news, weather and improved
video and audio—CBCNews.ca is providing the most comprehensive and on-the-move news source for
"Whether it's at their desks or on their devices, Canadians want
real-time access to the news and information that matters to them. CBC
News is putting that power at their fingertips, literally," said
Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor in chief, CBC News.
"CBC News is already the first and most popular news choice online with
more unique daily visitors than any other news site," said Rachel
Nixon, director of digital media for CBC News. "Now we're building on
that success by providing Canadians with a quicker, cleaner digital
experience that offers them not just improved content but also the
mobile tools to help shape and share the news and information they
The CBC News Mobile App offers a range of unique and pace-setting features, including:
Real-time access to breaking news, local news and weather—content
Canadians tell us they want and value.
Innovative use of multimedia including exclusive access to video, audio
International and national news gathered from CBC's trusted news team,
broadcasters and journalists.
Political news direct from Parliament Hill, including real-time updates
from our reporters and bloggers.
Tools to help users share information, pictures and video with CBC News
Customizing technology that allows individuals to shape and package how
and what they view on their device.
In addition, the redesigned CBCNews.ca site places an emphasis on expanding access to the content Canadians
want while increasing the ease and speed of the online experience.
Quicker and cleaner, the revamped CBCNews.ca site offers visitors improved and expanded breaking news coverage,
access to CBC News video and audio reports, as well as unique
commentary, real-time reporting, live chats and much more.
The CBC News Mobile App is available for download on iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Android
About CBC News
For more than 70 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to,
to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their
world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms,
including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca,
mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team
of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues,
the analysis and the personalities that matter to Canadians. For more
information, visit www.cbcnews.ca.
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SOURCE CBC News
For further information:
Jess Bennett, Veritas Communications
Laura Sundy, Veritas Communications