AP sees growth in ‘slow television’ — live-stream feeds watched until something worth tweeting

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Online, news outlets are seeing a growing demand for “slow television” in which viewers may have a live stream open in a pop-up window in to keep an eye on while continuing with other tasks, said Sue Brooks, director of international products and platforms at AP.

“If I’m sitting in my office and watching something unfolding in real time, once it reaches its climax I can hop onto my social network and talk about it," she said "There is a social currency in being the first to know and there is no more ‘first to know’ than live.”

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