Time Warner Live Streams CNN and HLN for Subscribers
They become the first news networks to simulcast via Internet and mobile and join the company's other TV Everywhere offerings.
NEW YORK -- Now cable news viewers can watch CNN and HLN online and on mobile devices. The company said that the cable news networks will be streamed live on CNN.com, the CNN App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch beginning Monday.
The web simulcast – which will mirror the linear television signal, including the commercials – is available to approximately 50 million subscribers through pay TV providers including Comcast, AT&T, Cox, Dish Network, Verizon and Suddenlink. It is not available via Time Warner Cable, the nation’s second-largest cable provider behind Comcast.
“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,” Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, said in a statement. “We have long believed that our growth depends on keeping CNN essential and relevant to consumers wherever they are.”
CNN.com already live streams breaking news and events including the recent verdict in the Casey Anthony trial and the inauguration of President Obama. But the streaming service now makes all of CNN and HLN content available out of the home, the first service of its kinds for a cable news network.
Time Warner has made TV Everywhere a priority; 1,400 hours of HBO programming is available to subscribers via HBO Go, for instance. And an increasing amount of content is available via authentication models. Time Warner Cable recently unveiled its own streaming app for subscribers. Disney’s ESPN offers live simulcasts to Verizon, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks subscribers. And Comcast offers streaming through its Xfinity online TV service.