WSJ: Simulcast of CNN & HLN Now Available on the Web 24x7x365 To Pay-TV Customers; 6 Providers Participating at Launch
UPDATE: Here’s the Official Announcement from CNN
From the Wall St. Journal:
Starting Monday, the New York media giant [Time Warner] plans to make live simulcasts of its CNN and HLN cable-news channels available on the Web to people who subscribe to participating TV distributors, including Comcast Corp., Dish Network Corp., and Verizon Communications Inc.
Subscribers can sign in to watch on CNN’s website or on Apple Inc. devices like the iPad. The simulcasts—which will mirror everything shown on TV, including ads—will be made available on other mobile devices in coming months, CNN said.
CNN’s new Web simulcast is one of the few that is available outside of consumers’ homes. It will be available at launch through six pay-TV providers, with a total of about 50 million subscribers,
Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN currently offers live simulcasts of its channels on the Web and mobile devices only to TV subscribers of Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks.
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