Media Apps Dominate iPad Downloads

There’s been plenty of debate over what effect – if any – the new iPad might have on struggling media industries, especially print. It’s only been three days since the iPad hit the shelves, but this report from the Wall Street Journal has us feeling hopeful:

The lists of top-25 free and paid iPad apps… include Netflix, Walt Disney’s ABC, USA Today, New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, Time magazine and Popular Science. The ABC television network’s app for streaming TV shows is just behind Apple’s own iBooks store, the top free download for the iPad.

Next question: How do media companies sell advertising on this new gizmo?

Publish date: April 6, 2010 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT