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National Film Board of Canada launches iPad app

Following the success of its recently-launched iPhone application, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has just launched a new, free iPad app.
June 30, 2010

Following the success of its recently-launched iPhone application, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has just launched a new, free iPad app. The new app, available from nfb.ca or from the iTunes store, has the same features as the iPhone app, optimized for use with the new Apple tablet. Those features include the capability to view over 1,000 NFB documentaries, animated shorts and trailers, streamed over Wi-Fi and 3G wireless networks. Various films are available in 3D and HD. Users will also be able to download and store a film for up to 48 hours, for off-line viewing. As of June 1, the NFB iPhone app has been downloaded more than 235,000 times, with 821,000 film views.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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