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CNN Serves Up Live Streaming 24/7 To iPad and iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jul 18, 2011.

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    MacRumors

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    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.
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    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. 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
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    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!
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Northgrove

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    Heh... TV "Everywhere" -- if you subscribe to these networks! (and live in the US?)
     
  4. macrumors member

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

    Michael.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

    rjohnstone

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    Works on Android phones/tablets too. ;)
     
  6. macrumors G4

    *LTD*

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    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.
     
  7. macrumors 68030

    rjohnstone

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    Flash is more than just video... ;)
    There's a long way to go before it gets replaced.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    First ? On what?

    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..
     
  9. macrumors member

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    Sky News

    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:)
     
  10. macrumors member

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    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?
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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    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:
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
  13. macrumors demi-god

    Shrink

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    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 :eek: :eek:)
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Aduntu

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    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.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  16. macrumors member

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    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...
     
  17. joejoejoe, Jul 18, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011

    macrumors 65816

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    first TWC screws HBO, now CNN?

    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?
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  19. macrumors 603

    marksman

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    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?
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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  21. macrumors 6502

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    I have fios tv, but I don't see the option to select Verizon either to watch this. What gives?
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    Time Warner

    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 ...
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    Verizon

    How do i sign into Verizon....
     

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