Newsy was named to Apple TV Best of 2015 list. Apple's annual list showcases the year's most innovative apps and games on the App Store.
The Newsy app for Apple TV features a live stream of the day's top news and VOD. Newsy is a millennial-focused, over-the-top video news service, providing an array of global news, including politics, entertainment, science and technology.
When the new Apple TV launched in October, Apple also named Newsy a Best New App.
Blake Sabatinelli, general manager of Newsy, called the recognition an honor, stating he was "thrilled that consumers are connecting with Newsy's fresh take."
In the last three months, Newsy, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company, has launched on multiple over-the-top platforms, including Watchable from Comcast, Pluto TV, Google Chromecast and Roku.
Additionally, Capitol Broadcasting Company, a communications company that owns stations throughout North Carolina, cut a deal with Newsy that will bring their daily news videos to Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL.com, WRAPSportsFan.com and HighSchoolOT.com, building Newsy’s online presence.
In November, Newsy launched their Radio app for iOS in the App Store.
Apple’s annual Best of App Store lists pick the best apps for iPhone, iPad and Mac. This year, for the first time, Apple also added editorial picks for the newly launched watchOS and tvOS platforms, highlighting the best apps and games released by third-party developers on Apple Watch and Apple TV.HBO Now was chosen as Apple TV App of the Year, and Rayman Adventures was deemed Game of the Year.
There are over 2,500 apps for Apple TV in the App Store.