By Nichole Seitz
FCC Content Services Studio
FARGO, N.D. – Forum Communications Co. has unveiled two new apps allowing local television news viewers in Fargo and Grand Forks the chance to watch WDAY or WDAZ news on their smartphone or other mobile electronic device.
The apps – called Watch WDAY and Watch WDAZ – are free to download and allow news viewers to watch recent newscasts, post stories to their social media pages or save their favorite videos for future viewing.
“We want the viewer to receive WDAY or WDAZ News wherever and whenever they want it,” said Mari Ossenfort, director of broadcast at WDAY. “Mobile TV is where our industry is moving. We are committed to staying up with technology and giving the viewer what they want.”
Once the app is downloaded users will have the option to link their Facebook or Twitter accounts to the app for quick and easy sharing.
Forum Communications also has apps in the Apple Retail Store for several of its newspapers. You can find them here: Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn.; The Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D.; The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune, The Jamestown (N.D.) Sun, The Dickinson (N.D.) Press, The Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer, West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minn., and the Alexandria (Minn.) Echo Press. You can find those apps here: The Forum, Grand Forks Herald, Duluth News Tribune, The Jamestown Sun,The Dickinson Press, The Pioneer, the West Central Tribune and the Alexandria Echo Press.
WDAY and WDAZ are owned by Forum Communications Co. Forum Communications is a multimedia information company based in Fargo, N.D., and owns dozens of newspapers, websites, television and radio stations, and commercial printing facilities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.