ABCNews Launches New ABCNews.com

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From the release:

    ABC News today launched the new ABCNEWS.com, a comprehensive site for news and analysis. The new site is the first stage of a multi-phase redesign that will transform the site into a boldly different platform to showcase the unique storytelling and signature reporting produced by ABC News.

    “The new ABCNEWS.com is committed to enterprise reporting and further strengthening the powerful interaction between ABC News’ broadcast platforms and the digital space,” said ABC News President David Westin.

    “This is the first step of many more to capture the full potential and innovation of the Internet,” said Albert Cheng, executive vice president, digital media, Disney-ABC Television Group. “You’ll see the ABC News online platform evolve over time as we continually look to more deeply engage our audience in new, interactive ways and better serve the individual needs of our users.”

    The enhanced site offers more video and a new video player, making it easier to watch the unrivaled reporting from ABC News. ABCNEWS.com has new and improved functionality and features streamlined, reorganized dynamic navigation, that makes ABCNEWS.com easier to use and much more interactive for the user. The new ABCNEWS.com is a synthesis of television and Internet, with expanded video and interactive features that engage viewers in a whole new way.

    ABC News’ unrivaled coverage of the news will be complemented by the robust online community as the site actively enlists viewers to talk back and report to ABC News on the stories and issues impacting their lives. Members of the digital community can put their own questions directly to newsmakers or to ABC News’ reporters from any device — web, cell phone videos, text messages, online chats, and e-mails — and get answers to their questions.

    ABCNEWS.com is the 24-hour online news service of ABC News launched in May 1997 and is consistently ranked among the top news sites. ABC News Now, a 24-hour digital network that offers a wide range of live and on-demand programming, is currently available to more than 30 million users across cable, broadband and mobile.