Fresco Launches Apple TV App, Brings First User-Generated News Feed to the Living Room

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Fresco's new Apple TV app allows viewers to watch video highlights of the top stories of the day with content from Fresco’s on-the-ground network of citizen journalist users. The Apple TV app will port existing consumer features such as Highlights and Stories from its iOS app so that viewers can see every angle of the story on their home television.

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“Our Apple TV app is designed to bring people a different way of viewing news,” said Fresco CEO and founder John Meyer.

Today, Fresco, a rapidly growing network of citizen photojournalists, announced its app for Apple TV, bringing the first user-generated newsroom to the home television. The app allows viewers to watch video highlights of the top stories of the day with content from Fresco’s on-the-ground network of citizen journalist users. The Apple TV app will port existing consumer features such as Highlights and Stories from its iOS app so that viewers can see every angle of the story on their home television.

“Our Apple TV app is designed to bring people a different way of viewing news,” said Fresco CEO and founder John Meyer. “Too often the news only covers a small fraction of what’s happening in the world, usually because newsrooms simply don’t have the bandwidth to cover more of it. With Fresco, news comes from the people on the street who see what’s happening around them and capture it to share with others. By bringing this experience to Apple TV, we’re marrying the age-old tradition of watching news in your living room with the new phenomenon of citizen journalism.”

Fresco connects people on the street to TV newsrooms. Available for iOS and Android, app users receive location-based assignments from local or national newsrooms. They can submit photos or videos, which are then immediately vetted and curated by Fresco’s 24/7 content team and put directly into the hands some of the largest news organizations in the world. Users receive compensation and credit for submissions chosen to be used on-air.

Additionally, Fresco is officially launching its own original video channel. A curation of the hottest stories and best content of the day, Fresco’s videos quickly deliver the facts on international events in a fresh way. The videos are available on-demand, allowing viewers to get their updates on what interests them most at their convenience instead of traditional designated news times.

For more information, visit http://www.fresconews.com.

About Fresco News
By providing a citizen-driven platform for breaking news content, Fresco News aims to empower everyone to be their own reporter and increase the transparency of global events. The company was founded in 2014 by John H. Meyer, a 2015 Thiel Fellow. Web: http://www.fresconews.com | Twitter: @fresconews | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fresconews

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