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July 6, 2011

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" announced that its Nightly News app is now available on Windows Phone. The video-centric app utilizes the large, high-resolution display on Windows Phone to deliver a vibrant and eye-catching user interface which makes it easy for consumers to stay on top of the day’s biggest news stories, watch complete episodes and follow the Nightly News team throughout the day on Nightly.msnbc.com.

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The NBC Nightly News app on Windows Phone lets viewers join Brian Williams and the NBC Nightly News team seven days a week for top-notch political coverage, cutting-edge health and science reports, inspiring "Making a Difference" profiles, and all of the most important stories at home and around the world.

“We're thrilled to be collaborating with the Windows Phone team,” said Bob Epstein, Executive Producer of NBC Nightly News. “Our goal is to make Nightly News available to viewers wherever and whenever they want – whether on TV, online or now on their Windows Phones.”

“Nightly News is a great example of the rich applications that people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace. It delivers a visually compelling view of the days’ biggest news stories that takes advantage of Windows Phone’s dynamic design and enables users to get the most out of their phone,” said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. “Windows Phone continues to be backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games,” he continued.

Viewers can watch individual segments from the Nightly News broadcast or watch the broadcast in its entirety, watch exclusive online video and read Brian’s blog. It’s another engaging way to stay connected to America's No. 1 evening broadcast. Users can also read top headlines from msnbc.com and post video and comments on their Facebook page right from the app.

The Nightly News App on Windows Phone is available for free on Windows® Phone Marketplace.

Media contact
Gina Stikes
212.664.7403
Gina.Stikes@msnbc.com

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