This report describes the process of design and evaluation of LinkedTV News, a second screen companion for interacting with hyperlinked television in the domain of newscasts. Our primary goal was to obtain knowledge about potential users of LinkedTV’s technology regarding their information needs and an indication of how they perceive the technology. We performed two initial studies: a focus group and a series of interviews. These allowed us to identify our target group, the context of use, and the requirements with which we created the concept of the application. The design of the application was refined through a series of design iterations and a high fidelity prototype was produced. After creating the LinkedTV News prototype, we evaluated it with a task-based study performed with a selection of participants of the initial studies that closely matched the target profile.