Citizen TV | Enabling Africa to Have News at Its Fingertips

AlignMinds Technologies
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Design and develop a news web portal for the most popular news channel that belongs to the largest media house in East Africa, Royal Media Services.

About the Project

Citizen TV is the most popular television news channel in east Africa. They approached us with a requirement to develop a News web portal with live streaming to broaden their reach in the media industry. The solution was to design and develop a comprehensive web-based solution with the help of the WordPress platform. It was a percipient decision to choose WordPress since it is secure and flexible with features like custom functionality, user management, search engine optimized by default and allow webmasters to manage content easily. The other technologies we used to develop the news portal include PHP, MySQL, jQuery 1.10.2 and JavaScript.

The Challenge

We were also tasked with developing an exemplary mobile-based application to aid the viewers of Citizen TV to access news online, anywhere at any time. After analysing the latest trends in the industry we designed and developed a custom solution that runs on three platforms, Android, iOS and windows, with features like live streaming, customizable homepage layout, breaking news alerts, local storage, offline reading, Push notification, Google ads, and a function to resize the text size of an article.

The Solution

The solution developed by our team helped Citizen TV to emerge as a media giant in the industry by reinforcing its formidable digital presence in the market. Viewers got an additional means to access the channel which encouraged them to view the programs even if it was missed during the telecast. It was proved that Citizen TV is also equally competent in the digital space and further elevated its reputation in the industry as a market leader.