WAVE 3 NEWS FIRST TO STREAM ALL NEWSCASTS LIVE ON MOBILE
WAVE 3 News becomes the first and only station in Louisville TV market to stream all newscasts live on mobile through the WAVE 3 Mobile App.
LOUISVILLE, KY, February 4th 2013 — There is now a way to watch live local newscasts on your phone or tablet. WAVE 3 News just added this feature to its hugely successful mobile app. The WAVE 3 mobile news app receives nearly 4 million page views each month. Now, the station has broke technological ground this week by offering all 40 hours of its local newscasts, plus breaking news and weather coverage, as live streaming video on the app.
WAVE 3 News, which celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, adds this to a long list as Kentucky's first television station. It was also the first station to broadcast the Kentucky Derby live, the first local station to broadcast in color, and the first to track storms live with a local meteorologist. Now, as the first to stream all newscasts live on mobile, WAVE 3 News can provide unprecedented coverage of local news for Kentucky, Indiana, and anyone in the world.
"We are pleased to offer this service for our community," WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager Ken Selvaggi says, "The mobile screen is an important part of our news delivery efforts that also includes our digital channels and website."
"You can now watch WAVE 3 News if you're sitting in traffic, at a game, or anywhere away from a TV," News Director Kathy Hostetter explains, "You have access to breaking news and severe weather information anytime you need it. That is a huge step for local news in our area."
The WAVE 3 mobile app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play market. The live streaming feature is currently available inside the app on devices such as iPhones, iPads, and the latest versions of Android phones.
WAVE 3 News' parent company Raycom Media is launching this feature on all its local news apps in the coming months. Raycom Media owns and/or provides services for 52 television stations across the country.