KCETLink Launches Global News and Documentary Apps for Android?¢ and Apple?¢ Devices

Burbank, Calif. - August 27, 2013 - KCETLink news junkies

and documentary fans can now access global news, raw video and compelling films

while on the go. The series of free apps,
LinkTV World News, LinkTV

Daily Doc
and NewsMap, are currently available on iTunes or the

Google Play App stores today.

"Our new apps offer viewers and fans alike a way to stay

connected to the world around them while on the go through up-to-the minute

news video and global exchange of ideas," said Wendy Hanamura, Chief Digital

Officer, KCETLink. "We're pleased to make it easier for users to discover

timely news and world events, as well as groundbreaking films via their mobile


Generously funded by The Bertha Foundation, a leader in supporting social

impact media projects, following are descriptions of the free apps

currently available on the iTunes or the Google Play App stores.



The LinkTV World News

provides users with the opportunity to learn about the

world through curated news video, videos from broadcasters like Democracy

as well as user-generated raw video of breaking events. The app also

offers users with a deeper context of new events through social commentary, articles

and short films. Available on Android ?¢ mobile platforms and Apple




The LinkTV Daily Doc offers videos from KCETLink's vast collection of documentaries including Explore and Earth

episodes, films from Journeyman Pictures and more.
 The app offers a new documentary every day and

allows users to watch each one for a week. Available on Android ?¢ mobile

platforms only.



NewsMap gives users the opportunity to see news at it breaks on a comprehensive,

easy-to-navigate world map. When news hotspots erupt, NewsMap puts observers at

the scene and fuels global conversations about real-time events. Available

on Apple iPad and iPhone only.


Launched in October 2012, the LinkTV

World News App for iPad was designed by Method, the award-winning

firm behind innovative media experiences including the BBC iPlayer and the NBC Politics

App. The robust app - rated the "Top 30 iPad App of

the Week" by The Guardian the week of its release -
makes sense

of global events by connecting users to related articles, documentaries and

background information culled from more than 50,000 international news



The Andriod apps were designed by

KCETLink developers and graphic designers. 

For more information or screenshots, please visit www.linktv.org/apps.


About KCETLink

 KCETLink, formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media, is a national

independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network that provides

high-quality, culturally diverse programming designed to engage the public in

innovative, entertaining and transformative ways. With a commitment to

independent perspectives, smart global entertainment, local communities, and

opportunities for engagement and social action, KCETLink depicts people

and the world through a lens unavailable elsewhere in U.S. media. A

viewer-supported 501(c)(3) organization, KCETLink content is distributed

via satellite on DirecTV 375 and DISH Network 9410, in Southern and Central

California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery systems. KCET

and Link TV are services of KCETLink. For additional information about

KCET and Link TV productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and

community events, please visit kcet.org or linktv.org.


About The Bertha Foundation

The Bertha Foundation believes in the power of social activism. We

champion passionate lawyers, storytellers, and social entrepreneurs working

towards a more decent and just world.


Lawyers: We aim to inspire and enable the work of socially minded

lawyers and are committed to strengthening the field of public interest law.


Storytellers: We believe in the power of visual storytelling to

educate, inform and inspire action, and are dedicated to supporting the creation

and distribution of social impact media projects. Documentaries are central to

this vision.


Social Entrepreneurs: When people have the right tools and

opportunities, they are best placed to solve their own problems. We support

those using business principles and innovation to create sustainable

large-scale change.







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