CNN and Headline News viewers can now watch the networks' live feel on their iPad and iPhones, the networks announced Monday.
The CNN and HLN online and mobile streaming offerings for the web, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is currently available to 50 million households with subscribers to participating pay TV providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Cox, Dish Network, Suddenlink and Verizon, according to CNN officials.
Verizon began streaming CNN and HLN in late 2010 via its FiOS TV Online service.
With the announcement, CNN Worldwide becomes 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 the launch, CNN.com will debut its new video experience, which seamlessly integrates live network TV into a larger and higher-quality video player, capable of delivering HD quality.
"A principal 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 in a statement. "We have long believed that our growth depends on keeping CNN essential and relevant to consumers wherever they are."
Added CNN Digital general manager KC Estenson: "CNN is taking a significant step forward by offering live CNN and HLN TV to our audiences whether they are on their couches at home or have their toes in the sand on the beach. The 10 million users who have downloaded CNN's mobile apps and the tens of millions of people who get the latest news and information from CNN.com every day will soon be able to watch CNN TV on every device they have."
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