November 24, 2020

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.

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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,

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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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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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