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Livestream Video of New Vehicle Unveilings Featured on NAIAS Official Auto Show App Powered by WDIV-TV / ClickOnDetroit.com

Official NAIAS App Sponsored Exclusively by Oakland University

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As over 50 new vehicles and concept cars are being unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) today and tomorrow in Detroit, for the first time livestream video is being provided to mobile devices exclusively on the NAIAS Official Auto Show App.  The Official NAIAS App, powered by WDIV-TV / ClickOnDetroit.com and sponsored by Oakland University, is now available for free download for both iPhone and Android devices.

From the latest breaking automotive news, photos and videos, and a virtual map of the show floor, the Official news and information app for the 2013 NAIAS has everything auto show fans need to stay informed.  It's the 2013 way to enjoy the Auto Show, adding a whole new dimension of fun, facts and features including:

  • Livestream video of vehicle unveilings on mobile devices
  • Information about the show and ticket sales
  • Virtual map to the show floor at Cobo Center
  • News updates from ClickOnDetroit.com
  • Twitter updates from #NAIAS
  • Detroit weather forecasts and live radar
  • Detroit Guide to local restaurants and businesses

"The new NAIAS App puts everything auto show in the palm of smart phone users," said Jim Seavitt, chairman, NAIAS 2013. "It is the best way to keep track of what's happening at the show on a minute-by-minute basis. It's the must-have App for 2013."

"We are delighted to partner with the NAIAS in providing the news content for the Official NAIAS Mobile App to greatly enhance visitors enjoyment of this world class event," said Marla Drutz, VP and General Manager of WDIV-TV.  "WDIV and Post-Newsweek Stations have always been a leader in innovation and our development of this app and partnership with the DADA is another illustration of that commitment to taking our award-winning news coverage to the next level."

"We are very pleased to be the sponsor of the official North American International Auto Show app," says Gary Russi, president of Oakland University. "Our Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), which ranks second in the state among collegiate SAE chapters, will be at the show for the third year in a row displaying their vehicles.  It's a great experience for our students and now they and thousands of other viewers will be able to experience the show in real time through the mobile app."

In addition to providing the news for the Official 2013 NAIAS App, Local 4 News and ClickOnDetroit.com will have complete and unparalleled auto show coverage on-air and online. Local 4 News Morning will broadcast live from Cobo Center as the NAIAS Press Week begins.  Daily news reports and broadcasts from the show floor will be featured in all Local 4 newscasts throughout the week.  Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. a special primetime Dateline Detroit will take you behind the scenes at the NAIAS with a look at what's new today in the auto industry.  Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., Carmen Harlan, Devin Scillian, Chuck Gaidica, Guy Gordon, Rhonda Walker and Ashlee Baracy host Local 4's live coverage of the Charity Preview gala event.

The Official NAIAS Mobile App was developed for the DADA and WDIV-TV by WaPo Labs, a digital development team focused on emerging technologies at The Washington Post Company, in cooperation with PNS Digital, the digital media team of Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc.

About WDIV-TV / Post-Newsweek Stations
WDIV-TV Local 4 News is the #1 newscast at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. in Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market, and Local 4 News at 11 p.m. is the #1 newscast of all NBC affiliates in the top 11 markets nationwide.  In addition, Local 4's www.ClickOnDetroit.com and www.JustWeather.com are leading breaking news and weather websites in Michigan.  WDIV-TV's parent company, Post-Newsweek Stations, is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), a diversified education and media company. 

About the North American International Auto Show
Now in its 25th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most - up close and in one place. Administered by Executive Director Rod Alberts, the NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.

NAIAS 2013 Dates:

  • Press Preview: Mon-Tue, Jan. 14-15, 2013
  • Industry Preview: Wed-Thu, Jan. 16-17, 2013
  • Charity Preview: Fri, Jan. 18, 2013
  • Public Show: Sat-Sun, Jan. 19-27, 2013

About Oakland University
Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 139 bachelor's degree programs and 127 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and The Honors College. Visit Oakland University on the Web at oakland.edu.

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