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Global TV BC profiles NewspaperDirect – gives sneak peak to iPad App

With the recent volcanic eruption in Iceland causing mass air transit delays across Europe and the rest of the world, hundreds of thousands of stranded travellers missed receiving their daily printed newspaper from home.  For many of those travellers however, NewspaperDirect and PressDisplay.com, helped make this a complete non-issue.

Having caught word of NewspaperDirect’s unique offerings during the height of the travel crisis, Global TV BC visited NewspaperDirect discovering that regardless of where you live, travel or vacation, NewspaperDirect and PressDisplay make getting your favorite local newspaper a breeze – online, on your smartphone, on your tablet computer, eReader or in print.

The Global TV segment aired on Friday, April 23rd – check it out below!

With a growing list of over 1,500 publications available, NewspaperDirect’s offerings let individuals enjoy same day full content publications from anywhere in the world making them perfect for travellers, expats, students, environmentally conscious readers or anyone wishing to get the news on their latest electronic device.

Learn more today!



  1. Don
    April 30, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Any update on the ipad approval with Apple? Any feedback?

    And is the app any faster than the iphone app? It’s generally a slick program, but in the iphone app, anyway, the latency from full page to zoomed in on a double-tap is just a little too slow for me.

    • Michael Oksinski
      May 3, 2010 at 6:57 pm

      Hi Don. Thanks for writing. We did hear back from Apple and they’ve told us the app will be available in just a matter of days! We’re hoping it’s sooner than later of course as the app runs faster, smoother and looks much sharper than it does for the iPhone or iPod Touch. We’re definitely confident it’ll enhance your reading experience! 🙂

  2. Michael Reilly
    May 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    I am really enjoying NewspaperDirect on the iPad via Safari. As we patiently wait while Apple takes it’s sweet time to ok the iPad app, do you know of any way to allow the iPad to save issues so I can read the newspapers when I am in a WiFi-less area? Likewise, is there any way you can make the iPhone app look better when magnified for the iPad’s screen? Thanks for bringing your wonderful app to the iPad. It will turn a cool device into something great.

    • Michael Oksinski
      May 3, 2010 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Michael, as I just mentioned to Don, the app is just around the corner. It looks and works even better!

      You will most certainly be able to read your favorite newspapers if you’re without WiFi. All you will have to do is download the specific title/issue you’re interested in by tapping the download icon. Once it’s downloaded, it will be available in your PressReader Library which you can access while you’re offline.

      Hope that helps and thanks for the positive comments!


  3. Laurence
    May 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Oh great, more days of checking the iPad app store, the Press Display blog, and iPhoneapplicationlist.com 5 times a day. Heh, that’s probably an understatement. Please hurry up, Apple!

    • Michael Oksinski
      May 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm

      Hey Mark…I’m definitely with you on that!

      If we had our way, the app would have been available for subscribers to download weeks ago. Just between you and me though, here’s a quick sneak peek of the app in action…


      Please keep checking back for it’s official release…

      Cheers 😉


  4. Laurence
    May 4, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Sweet! It looks just like I expected…I can’t wait to use it in real life.

    But how do you manage to download the Wall Street Journal in 1.2 seconds? I want an Internet connection that’s that fast. 🙂

  5. Michael Reilly
    May 4, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    It looks great on You Tube. Glad it’s only a matter of days now. Thanks for all the info.

  6. perstechlife
    May 6, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    It’s released. Nice job. Congrats.

  7. June 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love your iPad app. I have now merged all my existing print subscriptions into a single app … yours! Please keep up the good work and keep my “iPad newspapers” coming. Reading newspapers, including ones not accessible for me before, in this way is so much more convenient than holding a large broadsheet and trying to turn pages … and my approach helps to save trees on top of it!

  8. Michael Oksinski
    June 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Werner! Glad you’re enjoying the app and thanks so much for your great enthusiasm :).


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