The Wall Street Journal announced Tuesday the launch of its video application “WSJ Live” for iPad, Internet-connected televisions and set-top boxes.
“WSJ Live” currently offers up to four total hours of live programming each business day from across the company’s network of sites.
The video content includes seven half-hour live shows, breaking news updates, exclusive interviews and special events coverage, leveraging Dow Jones’ 2,000 journalists worldwide from the Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron’s, MarketWatch, SmartMoney and AllThingsD.com. In addition, the service offers more than 2,000 videos per month from an extensive library of on-demand content.
“WSJ Live brings our existing – and growing – stable of video programming to an unprecedented level of distribution and exposure,” said Alan Murray, deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, The Journal, in a statement. “Because of the broad scope, we have more opportunities to showcase our journalism by bringing breaking news, analysis and insight closer to our current readers while simultaneously tapping into new audiences.”
Additional distribution channels will be added in the coming weeks, including Google TV, Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service, Roku streaming players and others. All Journal video, including live and on-demand, will continue to be available online on WSJ.com.
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