PostTV Gets Jump On Its Web Future

The Washington Post wasn't waiting around
for new owner and Web guru Jeff Bezos to launch a new foray into the online
news space.

the paper's digital video news channel for Web and mobile applications,
launched its first live program, On Background, July 29, according
to the Associated Press, which supplied its AP ENPS news production system to
manage the production of PostTV.

This week, that show
included a talk with Post publisher Katharine Weymouth about the sale of the
paper to Bezos.

Bezos told Post
employees this week that the Internet is transforming "almost every
element of the news business," and the Post would be changing with it,
including experimenting with new ways to deliver the news.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.