Sky News has announced a new app for the iPad which offers users a mix of news from around the world and the ability “to control their own interactive news service.”
Video within the app, including live video reports, can be rewound ensuring users don’t need to miss the start of any report and the channel says reports will be accompanied by supporting graphics, photo galleries, graphs and articles that provide extra context and analysis.
John Ryley, Head of Sky News, said: “We challenged ourselves by coming up with new ways to deliver news to our users, taking advantage of the unique features and functionality of iPad. We wanted to bring users more control and flexibility to how they view and interact with the news they want. The result is Sky News for iPad.”
The app is free to download via iTunes and the App Store although Sky says it will move to in-app subscriptions “in the near future” for non-Sky subscribers.
Sky’s TV customers will be able to access the service as part of their existing subscription.