BBC World News launches a new series of Horizons with a first ever programme app produced by Twofour Digital
Horizons will return to BBC World News for a fourth series supported by a responsive website and for the first time an app. Developed by Twofour Digital in collaboration with BBC Global News Ltd. the app will be available free of charge to iOS and Android users from today.
The app will give audiences access to video from all four Horizons series, as well as extended interviews and video diaries from Adam Shaw, and will provide users with a tailored experience with easy-to-find content based on location and theme, and the ability to favourite clips.
Richard Pattinson, Commissioning Editor, bbc.com said: âWith the BBC World News series about how science and technologies are transforming businesses and the way we live entering its fourth season, it seemed like the perfect occasion to bring all of our Horizons content together in an App, so our audience can enjoy video, blogs and infographics from the programmes wherever they are.â
Spencer Conway, Head of Online & Multiplatform, Twofour Digital, said: âUsers will be able to delve deeper into some of the subjects explored in the series through the app, website, social media channels and infographics. With a worldwide audience, the app allows for a personalised experience, allowing users to hone into the issues that really matter to them.â
Presented by the award-winning business journalist Adam Shaw, Horizons continues its journey around the globe discovering the latest and innovations that could revolutionize the way we live.
Horizons Episode 1 âLet there be lightâ will be broadcast on BBC World News on Saturday 10th May at 01:30 and 08:30 and Sunday 11th May at 14:30 and 20:30 (all times GMT.)
The Horizons series, produced by Twofour and sponsored by DuPont, airs weekly on Saturdays at 01:30 and 08:30, Sundays at 14:30 and 20:30 (all times GMT). For programme highlights and an insight into the future of science and technological innovations visit bbc.com/horizonsbusiness.