TVB eNews

Entertainment news platform, eNews (娛樂新聞, formerly 娛樂GUIDE) from TVB, delivers news and live programmes on mobile.

As the largest television broadcaster in Hong Kong, TVB builds a news platform exclusively for entertainment news, behind-the-scenes and live shows to get their productions and actors more exposure on the Internet.

Design Process

Requirements made at the beginning were simple and straightforward — displaying news feeds, but they were changed so often for various reasons. The most challenging part was to adopt those changes with the least effort on development and design.

Site Map

News and blogs content

  • Display feeds from news, blogs, programmes and SNS updates;
  • News (videos) and blog articles are shareable;
  • We use native video player. Therefore share button can only be put with the listing thumbnail

Building a social platform for artists and fans

  • Allow users to follow, like or share artist’s social status;
  • Artist (authorised user) can post status through the app;
  • This is not implemented in the final design

UI Design

Phase 1.0: some features are not implemented at last, but these are some of the screens designed based on requirements at that time:

Phase 1.1: live channels and other tweaks

The social part is not implemented, at last, it was replaced by live channels. User can preview the live programme details before the schedule. The news layout was changed from the large linear list to smaller grids, it increased data-ink so that user can view more content on the screen.

Details

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Client TVB.COM
Role Design Lead (Zensis): UX & UI
Platform iOS and Android Mobile Apps