This, coupled with the increased availability of cheaper smartphones, would suggest that more and more people are accessing the internet from their phones. News24 Kenya was launched in October , followed by News24 Nigeria in June in a bid to create a presence in other African territories. News24 was the company's best performing digital unit in terms of usage and revenue with remarkable Y-on-Y revenue growth in and Porter remained as editor and Jannie Momberg and Elmarie Jack as news editors. The amount of user-generated content is also dependent on news events.
Reality TV and terror attacks[ edit ] Two events in significantly increased News24's popularity amongst internet users. Over two million users[ edit ] In April , News24 became the first South African website and online news provider to reach more than two million domestic unique browsers UBs in a month. Cathryn Reece, who was in charge of running MyNews24, said that it took some time for it to take off, but that the number of unique users have grown from 5, in to , in and , in May Reece said that it seems that more people are willing to send in photographs if they witness something newsworthy than actually write an article about it. The editorial team was cut back to News24 was the company's best performing digital unit in terms of usage and revenue with remarkable Y-on-Y revenue growth in and News24 brought users live updates and screengrabs as events happened. This worked well with the trend of high internet usage during the day and TV usage at night. This section in effect replaced the letters section of the site and allowed users to have their articles, and later photos and blogs published. It was decided that News24 would launch on DStv's interactive platform to strengthen its brand usage during off-peak hours. News24 finishes off on a high, record traffic and industry awards. MyNews24[ edit ] News24 introduced a user-generated content section in to reflect the web 2. As expected, the growth of the sites has been most obvious on mobile. When stories are updated on the website, they are automatically fed to DStv, which is updated at various intervals, day and night, seven days a week. Restructuring[ edit ] Despite the fact that News24's traffic continued to climb, it was still struggling to turn a profit and in September the operation was restructured again. Welcome to the new News Reportage on business news is done through Fin Lohmann sought to monetise News24 by restructuring the advertising model, extending the product offering and focussing on a more service-orientated approach to advertisers. News24 launches iPad app. Download News24 for Mobile. Dial-up internet was slow and expensive, which resulted in most people accessing the internet from work. This, coupled with the increased availability of cheaper smartphones, would suggest that more and more people are accessing the internet from their phones. As expected, the site quickly flourished on the mobile platform, offering a new channel of accessing news for users who do not access the web through a computer. The application is available for Apple, Windows, BlackBerry, Android users, as well as Java-enabled phones, and includes top stories, multimedia, the latest sport and entertainment news — and so much more. MyNews24 experienced major changes as users could now rate content and authors, user-generated photographs featured more and the leaderboard allowed users to track the performance of their articles. The application takes advantage of the iPads bigger screen and is a hybrid of the current iPhone application and the website.
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