Introducing PostTV!

June 12, 2013

This week we are starting to roll out PostTV — The Post’s new online home for video.

We’ve spent the months since our initial announcement hiring outstanding journalists, building the technical infrastructure and toiling away at creating compelling shows. Over the next few weeks you’ll start to notice some of the first elements of PostTV appear, starting today with a page on PostTV.com outlining what’s to come.

What’s PostTV all about?

PostTV is home to all Washington Post video, offering smart and passionate journalism in a new form. As The Post does in print and online, we provide a better understanding of what’s going on, with an unconventional look at Washington.

What shows are going to be on PostTV?

In the coming weeks we’ll launch two new daily shows to join The Fold:

In Play: Hosts Chris Cillizza and Jackie Kucinich cut through the noise to help you better understand what’s “In Play” in politics right now, and what’s ahead. We’ll give you a sense of the day in Washington, the stories you may have missed and an informed look ahead.

On Background: Nia-Malika Henderson hosts this interactive in-depth interview show, exploring the compelling Washington news stories that you should know about. We’re focusing on creating an interactive discussion, from before the conversation, during it and  after the show.

The Fold (launched October 2012): Our daily news show, hosted by Brook Silva-Braga, continues to bring to light important stories told in a reimagined news magazine format. Originally designed for our Google TV audience, The Fold highlights underrepresented stories that deserve to be told.

These shows will feature major newsmakers, informed guests and journalists and opinion-makers from The Washington Post newsroom and beyond.

You don’t have to watch these shows in the traditional way. Each is broken up into individual clips that play together, so you can skip to a particular segment, or watch the piece in its entirety.

What else is on PostTV?

In addition to these new shows, we continue to focus on:

- compelling original storytelling with a team of award-winning videojournalists
insightful local and national sports commentary with Post Sports Live
- segments like News in 59 Seconds, On Leadership and Post Buzz
- live streaming video from around the world
- and breaking news clips from trusted partners, including The Associated Press, Bloomberg and CBS News.

Where can I watch PostTV?

You can watch PostTV on our Web site, through Washington Post mobile apps, on your TV, and through a growing number of partners.

On the Web: PostTV will be a section of washingtonpost.com, and you can easily get there by typing PostTV.com in the browser on your mobile phone, tablet or desktop. You can also get to PostTV by clicking on any video on the homepage of washingtonpost.com or within articles throughout the site.

Mobile apps: PostTV will be a part of The Washington Post app on iPhone and iPad.

Connected TVs: You can download the PostTV app on Google TV, and soon on your Roku device. And keep an eye out as PostTV joins more services in the coming months.

Distribution partners: PostTV is on YouTube and we will announce more content partnerships in the coming months.

Do I need a digital subscription to watch PostTV?

No, all video from The Washington Post will remain free to watch!

How do I learn more?

You can sign up to be among the first to know when we launch new elements. Simply sign up for the newsletter at PostTV.com  and follow us on Twitter: @PostTV

Is that it?

Not even close! There’s much more up our sleeves, but we were just bursting at the seams and couldn’t wait much longer to share this with you.

We’ll release new elements of PostTV over the coming months and make improvements both to the technical experience and the shows.

One of the key tenets of PostTV will be compelling newsmaker interviews and audience interaction. So while we’ve answered some questions here, we encourage you to ask your own in the comments section below and we’ll respond.

Andrew Pergam is the senior editor for video at The Washington Post. 

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