Since launching its new ABC News channel on Apple TV a month ago, ABC today reached out with some stats on how people have been using the app and also announced the addition of new local stations.
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Since Apple TV is still a relatively closed platform only available to select Apple partners, we often don’t hear much on stats in terms of viewers vs other platforms. Today we learn that in the first 30 days of being available on Apple TV, ABC News is experiencing users watching 50% more live video on Apple TV than on desktop and mobile combined. It also says viewers spend 65% more time per visit on Apple TV compared to desktop and that live video streams are making up around 20% of its total video views in the app.
In addition to the stats, ABC announced that it’s adding three more local stations to its live stream offerings including KOAT in Albuquerque, WCVB in Boston, and KITV in Honolulu. Those add to the 9 stations it launched with the app in late June. You can check out the full infograph with more stats from ABC News below: