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One Week, 1.4 Million Downloads For World News Tonight’s Podcast

WNT’s daily podcast “World News Now” was downloaded 1.4 million times via iTunes and ABCNews.com last week, ABC said this week. The podcast is one of the most popular offerings on iTunes. Lost Remote has the press release. “The hard work by so many of you has paid off and paid off big,” EP Jon Banner said in an e-mail to staffers about the accomplishment. Click continued to read it…



—–Original Message—–


From: Banner, Jonathan


Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 10:08 AM


Subject: Thank you…


It’s been 5 short months since the World News Now webcast debuted. It was an ambitious venture — sharing the rigors and the resources of World News Tonight and ABC News with an entirely new audience. All the hard work by so many of you has paid off and paid off big. We just learned that World News Now was downloaded 1.2 million times — in just one week. A record for us. We’re also regularly the number 1 downloaded news podcast on iTunes. Both are a testament to your outstanding efforts and ABC News’ commitment to providing the news — anywhere, anytime.


Congratulations and thank you.

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