Euronews launches Windows 8 apps

euronews windows phoneEuronews has teamed up with Nokia and Microsoft to launch a new app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.
The apps are free and are available from the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store respectively.

The apps provide news features on international, economic, cultural and scientific topics as well as VOD magazines.

Both apps are accessible worldwide and offer a choice of 11 languages: English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Over the coming months, both apps will offer more programmes and features including live streams, news quiz, bookmarks for favourite news stories and a search engine.

Euronews will also add two further languages – Arabic and Persian.

“This collaboration with major players in the market is a great opportunity for Euronews to expand on mobile platforms.” said Arnaud Verlhac, director, worldwide distribution at Euronews.

“The Windows Phone 8 app is already a huge success with 55,000 downloads in less than two months. These Euronews apps are part of the company’s strategy to be the first international news hub, by reinforcing our multiscreen leading position. This digital move is led by Walid Chamak, head of digital partnerships at Euronews, and it is showing considerable success.”

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