updated 12:35 pm EDT, Tue April 10, 2007
HD podcasts, Apple TV
Washingtonpost.com today began offering high-definition (HD) podcasts designed for viewing on HD TVs and the Apple TV via the iTunes Store. Washingtonpost.com is the first news organization to conform to the highest specifications for the new Apple TV by offering its documentary videos online in a format that is optimally viewable on Apple's set top box specifically designed for living rooms. "Keeping true to its dedication to evolving multimedia platforms, all washingtonpost.com videos are shot with high-definition cameras, and the series available on iTunes is coded to play in 720p. The HD videos will also be available for download from washingtonpost.com."
Some documentaries include the "Being a black man" series by videojournalist Ben De La Cruz, a series on Darfur refugees in Chad by videojournalist Travis Fox, "Justin's Got Game" by Pierre Kattar, and ongoing coverage of the presidential campaign trail by John Poole.
"The washingtonpost.com's multimedia team has worked hard to hone not only their technical skills, but also their storytelling skills," said Tom Kennedy, managing editor of multimedia at washingtonpost.com.
"This team has invested in providing outstanding content and quality journalism, and in turn we've invested in the technology they need to keep growing without limitations."