CNN and HLN’s complete 24-hour television networks will be streamed live on CNN.com, the CNN App for iPad and the CNN App for iPhone and iPod touch beginning Monday, July 18.
CNN Worldwide is claimed to be the first news organization to stream its linear television channels online and on mobile devices to consumers who subscribe to a multi-channel video service.
Simultaneous to this launch, CNN.com has debuted its new video experience, which seamlessly integrates live network TV into a larger and higher-quality video player, capable of delivering HD quality.[ Also Read: AOL Relaunches AOL TV, Joins Hands with i.TV ]
CNN and HLN online and mobile streaming is currently available to approximately 50 million households with subscribers to participating pay TV providers, including: AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink and Verizon.
Earlier, CNN and Nokia announced a multi-level international collaboration where Nokia becomes a key part of CNN’s roster of mapping providers, delivering its mapping services to the international news network. (Read: CNN News to Get Nokia Mapping Support)
“A principle goal for CNN is to make more of our content available to more people on more platforms, and CNN’s participation in the TV Everywhere initiative is another step forward in that effort,” said Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide.
While embracing digital technologies, CNN has been aggressively trying to transform its market position from a traditional news company to a digital content supplier.
Released recently, the CNN iPad App is designed to provide users with an immersive and visual news experience that takes full advantage of iPad’s expansive real estate and Multi Touch interface. (Read: When iPad Tells You the CNN Story)
To access CNN and HLN online, users can go to www.cnn.com/video, click on the “Live” tab and log-in through their cable, satellite or telco provider with a username and password.
For mobile devices, a user can download the CNN App for iPad or the CNN App for iPhone and iPod touch (or update their app to version 1.2 for iPhone, 1.1 for iPad), and authenticate in the same way.
The CNN App for iPad and CNN App for iPhone and iPod touch are available for free from the App Store or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is a source for news and information.