- The Fold
- from The Washington Post
About The Fold on Google TV
We set out to create a reimagined nightly newscast -- and are proud to present The Fold from The Washington Post.
The Fold is the flagship program designed for PostTV, a new app that plays Washington Post video on Google TV. We saw a perfect opening for a something new in the marketplace and felt it was important to create something specifically for this new audience on an emerging platform. And every segment from The Fold plays here on Washingtonpost.com, too.
We wanted this newscast to be:
SMART: We think it’s possible to offer substance in video news, without wasting your time;
SOPHISTICATED: You’re plugged in all day, so we need to go beyond the headlines;
SEGMENTED: You should be able to skip around to the topics you care about;
SHAREABLE: We want you to be be able to send a particular segment to your circle of friends.
In half the time of a traditional newscast, host Brook Silva-Braga brings you up-to-date on the day’s big news, breaks down complex issues and delivers original journalism about the stories and people shaping your world — in the way that only The Washington Post can. And The Fold isn’t your parents’ newscast. You can kick back with The Post’s experts in the newsroom or around the world, getting a full digest and deep-dive of the day’s events. Or skip through the show to the stories that matter most to you.
About PostTV and Google TV
PostTV is an app for Google TV and Android tablets, custom built by WaPo Labs, a division of The Washington Post Company.
In addition to The Fold, PostTV will bring you:
“NEWS IN 59 SECONDS,” a mid-morning primer on what’s happening in Washington, the nation and the world — all through a Washington lens;
“TRAIL MIX,” an on-going political series featuring analysis from top reporters out on the 2012 campaign trail.
“LIVE STREAMS,” access to streaming video coverage of major news events from around Washington;
“SPECIAL REPORTS,” short-form documentaries from the Post’s award-winning video journalists.
The PostTV app is available for download on Google TVs and Android tablets via the Google Play store. Search for PostTV.
Find out how to get a Google TV here.
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