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MacRumors
Jul 18, 2011, 04:14 PM
http://images.macrumors.com/im/macrumorsthreadlogo.gif (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/18/cnn-serves-up-live-streaming-247-to-ipad-and-iphone/)


CNN is the first 24-hour news network to offer live streaming (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cnn-is-first-to-stream-24-hour-news-network-online-and-on-mobile-125741018.html) of both the flagship CNN channel and CNN Headline News to iPad (http://appshopper.com/news/cnn-app-for-ipad) and iPhone (http://appshopper.com/news/cnn-mobile) owners, and at CNN.com/video (http://www.cnn.com/video), via the TV Everywhere (http://gigaom.com/video/what-you-need-to-know-about-tv-everywhere/) initiative.
http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/07/cnnapp.jpg


It only works for users who already subscribe to CNN via AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink and Verizon. Time Warner Cable is the notable, ironic exception, mostly because CNN is owned by Time Warner -- a company that once was the parent of Time Warner Cable (http://allthingsd.com/20110718/why-time-warners-tv-everywhere-means-except-for-time-warner-cable/). The two are related only in name at this point.

In addition to streaming CNN and Headline News, CNN will also offer up to 4 other streams of breaking news and events. Today, CNN was streaming live coverage of the US Senate, and video of the Atlanta and New York City skylines.

Article Link: CNN Serves Up Live Streaming 24/7 To iPad and iPhone (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/18/cnn-serves-up-live-streaming-247-to-ipad-and-iphone/)



radiogoober
Jul 18, 2011, 04:19 PM
This is further proof that major web sites are planning on using HTML5 in their future and not Flash. Good bye Flash! It (wasn't) fun!

Northgrove
Jul 18, 2011, 04:19 PM
Heh... TV "Everywhere" -- if you subscribe to these networks! (and live in the US?)

aperantos
Jul 18, 2011, 04:30 PM
CNN is the first 24-hour news network to offer live streaming of both the flagship CNN channel and CNN Headline News to iPad and iPhone owners, and at CNN.com/video, via the TV Everywhere initiative.

The first in the US. There are international 24-hour news networks which already offer this.

Michael.

rjohnstone
Jul 18, 2011, 04:34 PM
Works on Android phones/tablets too. ;)

*LTD*
Jul 18, 2011, 04:35 PM
Post-PC era. The gradual decline of Flash. Steve Jobs' usual prescience about the web and, well, people in general.

The evidence is really piling up. CNN is a big name in news.

rjohnstone
Jul 18, 2011, 04:36 PM
Post-PC era. The gradual decline of Flash. Steve Jobs' usual prescience about the web and, well, people in general.

The evidence is really piling up. CNN is a big name in news.
Flash is more than just video... ;)
There's a long way to go before it gets replaced.

norwaypianoman
Jul 18, 2011, 04:42 PM
What was first? World's first in US? First on "tv everywhere" ? First outside an app,and directly in safari ? Or first 24-streaming news channel ? I dont understand.

They are certainly not the first 24 hour streaming news channel in english. France24 and even Aljazeera have broadcasted for months..

whitehill76
Jul 18, 2011, 04:54 PM
just to add to the ever growing list, but the Sky News app on ipad is really good, live streaming etc etc!

The iphone version does live streaming on 3g:)

thesaint580
Jul 18, 2011, 05:03 PM
They advertise as Verizon being a partner. I dont see that in the iPhone App as a provider. Only available on CNN.com. What is going on?

bluemonkeyguy
Jul 18, 2011, 05:33 PM
thats ghey, i login with my cox credentials and i get a notice "Cox doesn't support or does not allow viewing of CNN." :confused:

room237
Jul 18, 2011, 05:39 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_4 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8K2 Safari/6533.18.5)

When are they going to start charging for it?

Shrink
Jul 18, 2011, 05:44 PM
Won't work if you get your TV service through Verizon.

Yes, yes - I watch TV. On a TV - not on a 31/2" screen. On a TV. But what can you expect - I also read the newspaper. (Oh, I'm so embarrassed :o :o)

Aduntu
Jul 18, 2011, 05:48 PM
Post-PC era. The gradual decline of Flash. Steve Jobs' usual prescience about the web and, well, people in general.

The evidence is really piling up. CNN is a big name in news.

Making a native iOS app has nothing to do with the extinction of a technology. Frankly, this has nothing to do with Flash, at all. It's not like this was designed as an alternative to a previously existing Flash-only solution.

If I had a dollar for every time you mistakenly attributed something to the "Post-PC era," I'd be a very rich man.

Gotta Hankerin
Jul 18, 2011, 05:52 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_4 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8K2 Safari/6533.18.5)

This is another great step toward channels becoming apps rather than numbers on a screen. I hope, in the near future, the requirement for paid tv service goes away.

obafgkm
Jul 18, 2011, 06:33 PM
CNN is the first 24-hour news network to offer live streaming of both the flagship CNN channel and CNN Headline News ...

Yes, I suppose that CNN would be the first to offer live streaming of CNN and CNN Headline News... :rolleyes:

However, I've been watching the stream of Al Jazeera with the Al Jazeera app on my 1G iPod Touch for quite some time...

joejoejoe
Jul 18, 2011, 07:08 PM
okay, what the hell.

first everyone gets access to the awesomeness that is HBO GO, EXCEPT Time Warner Cable subscribers. Now, CNN brings us the fantastic news that they're offering live streaming but... wait... everyone BUT TWC subscribers get it.

I'm really annoyed, and as a TWC subscriber want to know what I can do to get these guys to approve the use of apps like these. It's the future of media, why hold it back from your honest paying subscribers?

Newnour1
Jul 18, 2011, 07:48 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

I prefer Aljazeera English app, it's a lot better. Plus it's free. Live streaming 24/7 gives you a whole clear idea about what's going on in the world. If you like politics Check it out

marksman
Jul 18, 2011, 07:57 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_4 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8K2 Safari/6533.18.5)

Why dish and not directv?

safmyk
Jul 18, 2011, 08:23 PM
[QUOTE=MacRumors;12963209]Image (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/07/18/cnn-serves-up-live-streaming-247-to-ipad-and-iphone/)


CNN is the first 24-hour news network to offer live streaming (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cnn-is-first-to-stream-24-hour-news-network-online-and-on-mobile-125741018.html) of both the flagship CNN channel and CNN Headline News to iPad (http://appshopper.com/news/cnn-app-for-ipad) and iPhone (http://appshopper.com/news/cnn-mobile) owners

This statement is ambiguous. It is not the first to stream a 24-hour news network. ABC in Australia has been doing this for a while now. Most news networks around the globe do.

Farplaner
Jul 18, 2011, 08:43 PM
I have fios tv, but I don't see the option to select Verizon either to watch this. What gives?

s15119
Jul 18, 2011, 08:56 PM
Yes, I suppose that CNN would be the first to offer live streaming of CNN and CNN Headline News... :rolleyes:

However, I've been watching the stream of Al Jazeera with the Al Jazeera app on my 1G iPod Touch for quite some time...

And I don't have to pay bucks to subscribe to Cable TV - for the privilege of watching on my iPhone/iPad. Not to mention, the news is generally a bit more in depth and intelligent.

drensin
Jul 18, 2011, 09:00 PM
Time Warner sucks. They're my cable and internet company and they don't particpate in HBO GO or CNN. What do I have to do to change that? Disconne.... my .. serv ...

omatzyo
Jul 18, 2011, 09:25 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

What's great about this new function is it streams video via AirPlay. I would like to see more of this from the likes of HBO.

dlastmango
Jul 18, 2011, 10:03 PM
How do i sign into Verizon....

j-a-x
Jul 19, 2011, 08:30 AM
Having to buy cable TV service to use this is lame. I won't to use my Apple TV / iPad / Mac to REPLACE the need to pay for cable service. If I have to pay for cable TV in order to watch TV on my iPad that just defeats the purpose.

Cougarcat
Jul 19, 2011, 08:44 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8J2)

This is an excellent example of why TV and Internet companies should be totally seperate. (ESPN3.com is another.)

BruiserB
Jul 19, 2011, 09:01 AM
And why not DirectTV? The HBO App works there.

And will this work if I'm outside the country? Or only from a US IP address? I hate that when I travel I can't watch content I paid for.

mudman2
Jul 19, 2011, 01:03 PM
No Directv either

Arelunde
Jul 19, 2011, 04:21 PM
I was able to get live CNN TV and CNN Headline news, and I'm on DirecTV. However, when I shut it down, it the app continued to run in the background, making the iPhone hot and burning up the battery charge. I had to shut it down manually from the hidden dock and all returned to normal - except I needed to recharge my phone.

A mixed blessing. :rolleyes:

winston1236
Jul 20, 2011, 05:25 PM
okay, what the hell.

first everyone gets access to the awesomeness that is HBO GO, EXCEPT Time Warner Cable subscribers. Now, CNN brings us the fantastic news that they're offering live streaming but... wait... everyone BUT TWC subscribers get it.

I'm really annoyed, and as a TWC subscriber want to know what I can do to get these guys to approve the use of apps like these. It's the future of media, why hold it back from your honest paying subscribers?

free market chief, you know what to do