CNN today announced live-streaming of CNN and HLN’s complete 24-hour television networks both online and on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Free updates to CNN’s existing iPhone and iPad app are available today on the iTunes App Store. CNN is pitching the release as 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.
To access CNN and HLN online, users can go to http://www.cnn.com/video, click on the “Live” tab and log-in through their cable, satellite or telco provider with a user name and password.
“A principle 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.”
CNN says more than 10 million users have now downloaded the CNN app for mobile.