Monday, July 18, 2011

CNN, HLN Goes Live Online (TV Everywhere)

Time Warner has announced that it is making its CNN and Headline News channels available online to Comcast, Dish Network, and Verizon subscribers.  Part of their "TV Everywhere" efforts, the two news channels will be simulcast, along with full ad loads.  Initially, the live feeds will be available through the CNN website, and on several Apple mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch).  Time Warner indicated that apps for other mobile devices will be added in coming months.

The TV Everywhere initiative, which has a goal of allowing multichannel subscribers to access programming on many devices and places, has been slowed by arguments over program rights and licensing issues.  As news channels, CNN and HLN own the rights to almost all of its programming, and thus is free to make deals to expand program access choices.

Source: "Time Warner simulcasts CNN, HLN news channels on Web," Fierce Cable

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