WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts Energy Week, the independent weekly all-energy news and talk television program, just released its first iPhone video and news features application facilitating easy program viewing and interaction through iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Access to the app is cost free and requires a simple download.
"Not only does the iPhone application provide another means of watching Platts Energy Week for folks on the go, it allows Apple-product users the ability to interact more readily with Platts staff, participate in viewership polls on top energy issues and easily navigate a selection of key news features and other useful Platts energy information," said Patsy Wurster, Platts Director, Strategic Media. "Platts is committed to taking advantage of technological developments to more effectively serve the information needs of its customers and provide that information in the various forms they'd like to receive it."
To download the free Platts Energy Week iPhone app via iTunes, click here or http://itunes.apple.com/app/platts-energy-eek/id412721427?mt=8&WT.mc_id=&WT.tsrc=Eloqua.
The Platts Energy Week app includes the following features:
- Menu of video and other content sections allowing users to select and move easily between video, weekly commentary, news articles and poll participation
- At-a-glance display and on-demand replay of interviews with industry executives, policymakers, and other experts by program date
- At-a-glance display and on-demand replay of weekly commentaries by host Bill Loveless (link to his bio) by program date
- News updates highlighting key policy, market and industry developments across the full spectrum of energy: oil and petroleum products, natural gas, coal, electricity, biofuels, wind and other alternative fuels, carbon emissions, and petrochemicals
- Interactive polling, providing opportunity to share opinion on key energy topics, with poll results featured during future on-air programs
- Content sharing capability, allowing users to share videos and articles via full set of tools including Facebook, Twitter and email
Launched in March 2010, Platts Energy Week established itself as must-watch energy programming after several news-breaking broadcasts, including most recently, a widely publicized interview with author John Hofmeister, former president of Shell, who predicted an upcoming a rise in U.S. gasoline prices to $5 per gallon. The Hofmeister interview aired December 26.
Platts Energy Week airs weekly at 8 a.m. Eastern time on Sunday mornings on W*USA TV 9 in greater Washington, D.C. and at 7:30 p.m. Central time on Mondays on KHOU 11.2 (Comcast 310) in Houston. The program is also available online at http://www.plattsenergyweektv.com beginning 9:00 a.m. ET on Sundays.
Platts Energy Week is co-produced by Platts, the world's leading source of information and intelligence on energy and related commodities and a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), and W*USA-TV, the Washington, D.C., CBS affiliate and flagship television station of Gannett Company. (NYSE: GCI). While the program is U.S. focused and produced in Washington, it reflects the global vantage point of Platts, whose correspondents are stationed in such major capitals as London, Dubai, Singapore, Tokyo and Moscow.
About Platts: Platts, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is a leading global provider of energy and metals information. With a century of business experience, Platts serves customers across more than 150 countries. An independent provider, Platts serves the oil, natural gas, electricity, emissions, nuclear power, coal, petrochemical, shipping, and metals markets from 17 offices worldwide. Platts' real-time news, pricing, analytical services and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency. Traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry leaders depend upon Platts to help them make better business decisions. Additional information is available at http://www.platts.com.
About The McGraw-Hill Companies: Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a global information and education company providing knowledge, insights and analysis in the financial, education and business information sectors through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2009 were $5.95 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.
About W*USA: W*USA is owned by the Gannett Company Inc. (NYSE: GCI). Gannett is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the nation's top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 84 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 700 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites. Gannett TV stations are: WATL-TV, Atlanta, WXIA-TV, Atlanta, WLBZ-TV, Bangor, Maine, WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, N.Y.WKYC-TV, Cleveland, Ohio, WLTX-TV, Columbia, S.C., KTVD-TV, Denver, Colo. KUSA-TV, Denver, Colo. KNAZ-TV, Flagstaff, Ariz. WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich., WFMY-TV, Greensboro, N.C., WTLV-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., WJXX-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., WBIR-TV, Knoxville, Tenn., KTHV-TV, Little Rock, Ark., WMAZ-TV, Macon, Ga., KARE-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul, KPNX-TV, Phoenix, Ariz., WCSH-TV, Portland, Maine, KXTV-TV, Sacramento, Calif., KSDK-TV, St. Louis, Mo., WTSP-TV, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C.