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CNN and Samsung Electronics America Announce Strategic Partnership

1080p HD Video Resolution Creates Exclusive News Experience

CNN and Samsung Electronics America announced a broad agreement to partner on an exclusive news experience for Samsung mobile device owners.  Combining Samsung’s Super AMOLED displays, CNN’s premium news video and a commitment from both companies to develop cooperatively, the CNN experience for Samsung will be available for users of the latest Samsung smartphone, tablet and wearable devices. In addition, both companies agree to co-develop more unique experiences across Samsung’s product portfolio.

“Mobile consumption now drives the majority of CNN’s digital traffic,” said CNN Chief Product Officer Alex Wellen, “By partnering deeply with Samsung, we are bringing CNN’s original video storytelling to millions of new mobile devices through a variety of signature, breathtaking digital experiences.”

CNN is creating exclusive 1080p HD video experiences that look stunning on Samsung’s Super AMOLED displays.  The CNN experience will include hand-curated video collections in full HD resolution and feature a range of news and programs.

“We’re thrilled to work with CNN as a strategic, co-development partner for Samsung,” said John Pleasants, executive vice president at Samsung Media Solutions Center America. “The exclusive features and functionalities coming from CNN to our flagship products serve to enhance the experience of owning a Samsung device.”

CNN and Samsung are partnering in the following ways: