WBNS-10TV on Thursday became the first Columbus television station to offer an Android app.
Users may download the free app by going to the Android "Market" and searching for the app bytyping in "10TV." Then, they can conveniently follow 10TV for news updates and localinformation for central Ohio. The app includes the following content:
- Local central Ohio news and statewide headlines
- Weather updates, including current conditions, local animated radar, national radar, 5-dayforecast and hourly forecast
- Severe weather resources including central Ohio power company information, links to centralOhio hospitals, where to find generators, as well as toll-free numbers for insurance companyclaims
- Local sports scores and OSU football updates
- Traffic updates, which include live pictures from traffic cameras all over the city, closingsand delays, movie times, flight information, lottery numbers and much more
The success of the station's mobile Web site, 10TVToGo, inspired the addition of the 10TV iPhoneand Android apps. 10TVToGo traffic has continued to increase since its launch in 2006. Infact usage hit an all-time high when remnants of Hurricane Ike hit central Ohio in September2008.
"As Central Ohio's News Leader, we fully understand the demands of an ever-increasing mobileaudience," said Tom Griesdorn, WBNS-10TV president and general manager. "Based on the numberof people who rely on 10TVToGo each day for mobile news, it was only natural to extend our mobilereach and provide Droid users with an application that enables them to utilize 10TV as aone-stop-shop for all their information needs."
Back in December, 10TV became the first Columbus television station to offer an iPhone app,allowing users to download it on iTunes an then following 10TV.com's news headlines, along withreal-time traffic and weather information.
Viewers can tune to 10TV or visit 10TV.com for additional information.
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