CHICAGO- July 23, 2012- WGN-TV is the first station in Chicago to explore new technologies in order to connect with viewers when it fits into their schedule. Your local news and weather, anywhere, anytime and on any device- WGN-TV proudly announces the launch of several new tools including a Smart TV site, Live Streaming and Single Subject apps.
As television and the Internet continue to merge and connected TVs slowly move into the Chicago news consumers’ living rooms, WGN-TV is there. WGN-TV is the first Chicago area news station to launch a SmartTV site. Viewers can go to googletv.wgntv.com to watch the latest news and weather streaming 24/7 on their televisions, phones or just about any device! The SmartTV site is also available as an app in the Google Play store for Android devices.
WGN-TV will also be launching several new apps for iPhone and the Android devices. Go to the app store and download the WGN-TV Live app. With one touch, you’ll bring up the latest live newscast or streaming headlines 24/7. If there is breaking news, it’ll be streaming live on our WGN-TV Live App.
Also, check out favorite segments with WGN’s single content apps, available for Android and, coming soon, on iPhone:
· Adopt-A-Pet: Find out the latest Adopt-A-Pet information from WGN Midday News.
· Around Town: Check out what exciting events could be happening in your town with WGN Morning News’ Ana Belaval.
· Cover Story: Stay in-the-know with the latest cover story segments from WGN News.
· Dean’s List: Find out the latest scoop on new movies before you hit the theaters with Dean Richards on WGN Morning News.
· Larry’s World: Larry Potash gives his take on recent news and stories on WGN Morning News.
· Lunchbreak: Enjoy our latest segments from WGN Midday News on your lunch break or anytime to stay up to date.
· Medical Watch: Stay in the loop as anchor Dina Bair explores important medical information on WGN News at Five.
· Music Lounge: Check out the local talent on WGN Midday News’ music lounge.
· Surfin’ the Web: Check out WGN Morning News team’s hilarious web finds to get a laugh for the day.
· Voicemail: Enjoy fans’ voicemails on the air, good or bad, on WGN Morning News.
· WGNTV.com: Get all the latest news and your favorite segments from WGN News.
· ChicagoWeatherCenter.com: Explore local weather from the most trusted meteorologists in Chicago.
WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment, with most WGN Sports telecasts, WGN News and CW programs in high definition on WGN 9.1. WGN-TV programs more news than any other Chicago TV station for WGN-TV and cable news channel CLTV in Chicago; Rockford, IL; and South Bend, IN. WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Tribune Broadcasting’s classic TV network, Antenna TV. WGN also programs for WGN America on cable, telco and satellite throughout the U.S. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For additional information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNtv.com