CNN Expands Content Offerings on Amazon Alexa
June 28th, 2017
11:56 AM ET

CNN Expands Content Offerings on Amazon Alexa

Building on the CNN Skill made available to Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap and Echo Dot owners in 2016, CNN has expanded its offerings on Amazon platforms to include daily ‘Flash Briefings’ and programming for the new Amazon Echo Show product.

On Amazon’s Echo Show, users can dive straight to the topic they want to hear, and now, watch with the “CNN skill.” With the product’s new video offerings, the skill features video clips from CNN television minutes after air. After enabling the CNN skill, Amazon Alexa users can find the top stories and breaking news topics covered on CNN in near real time. The news is curated throughout the day by CNN’s editorial staff who tracks developments in the top stories, updating Alexa and offering audiences the ability to watch back segments on the news that matters the most to them. To discover CNN on the platform, just say, “Alexa, Open CNN.”

CNN will also update its daily flash briefing to include a morning video Flash Briefing, hosted by CNN’s New Day anchors, Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota. Audio from this content will also be available across all Amazon Echo devices in the CNN Flash Briefing skill, as well as other platforms like Google Home and iTunes. This update to the CNN Flash Briefing will take advantage of the new video capabilities of the Amazon Show, and refine past updates that replaced a text-to-speech experience with a more curated, twice daily audio program. To find the CNN Flash Briefing, enable the “CNN Flash Briefing” skill and move it to the top of your flash briefing list in the Settings section of the Amazon Alexa app.

CNN is also adding a new voice to audio news with CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large, Chris Cillizza. Cillizza will anchor a new audio politics briefing, delivered in five minutes or less, every weekday starting at 7pm ET. "The Point with Chris Cillizza" will be available everywhere you listen to podcasts and through Amazon Echo Flash Briefings and Google Home news briefings.

CNN was the first publisher to deliver topic-based TV coverage in near-real time on Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, and Echo Dot. With this expansion, CNN’s audio offerings now include a custom CNN skill on Amazon Alexa, CNN action on Google Home, two separate daily news briefings via Amazon Alexa’s Flash Briefing and Google Home’s Narrated News, alongside podcasts available on both platforms through TuneIn.

CNN HAS MOST-WATCHED SECOND QUARTER ON RECORD
June 27th, 2017
02:38 PM ET

CNN HAS MOST-WATCHED SECOND QUARTER ON RECORD

BEATS MSNBC IN TOTAL DAY, DAYSIDE AND WEEKEND PRIME TIME

Key Programs Surge This Quarter, Posting Record Performance  

 

The Lead with Jake Tapper Up +54%

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer Up +63%

Erin Burnett Outfront Up +65%

Anderson Cooper 360 Up +52%

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Up +52%

New Day Grows the Most in Cable News in the Morning, Up +77%

 

FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, CNN POSTS ROBUST GROWTH VS. YEAR AGO

 

CNN hit a ratings milestone this quarter, with the network posting its most-watched second quarter on record in total viewers, and its best second quarter among adults 25-54 in 14 years (since 2Q 2003) in Total Day.  In prime time (M-Su and M-F), CNN averaged its highest 2Q delivery since 2003 (in both total viewers and among 25-54).  During daytime (9am-4pm), CNN had its highest quarterly 25-54 delivery since 4Q 2008 and second highest total viewers level since 1Q 2003.

For the quarter that ended on Sunday (April-June), CNN once again beat MSNBC in Total Day, dayside and weekend prime time.  In Total Day, CNN outperformed MSNBC for the 13th straight quarter among adults 25-54 (264k vs. MSNBC’s 208k), the longest quarterly streak since 2Q 2010.  In daytime, CNN topped MSNBC for the 19th straight quarter among adults 25-54 (259k vs. MSNBC’s 163k), and for the 18th consecutive quarter in total viewers (883k vs. MSNBC’s 843k). During weekend prime, CNN more than doubled MSNBC in the demo (281k vs. 133k) and ranked #2 in total viewers (808k vs. 499k).

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CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16
June 19th, 2017
03:55 PM ET

CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16

The critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series The History of Comedy is back with all-new episodes beginning Sunday, July 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  From executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), the hour-long docuseries examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

The History of Comedy uses archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars including Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David, Betty WhiteJudd ApatowSarah SilvermanSenator Al FrankenMargaret ChoSamantha BeeJimmy KimmelKathy GriffinGeorge LopezKeegan-Michael Key, Conan O’BrienPatton Oswalt, Dick CavettAli WongW. Kamau Bell, Marc Maron and more. The series returns with an episode about racial humor and how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers. The remaining episodes, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will explore comedy ripped from the headlines, parody and satire, the dark side of comedy, and political humor.

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Japanese innovation and inspiration take centre stage in new series from Great Big Story and CNN Digital Studios in association with All Nippon Airways
June 14th, 2017
04:54 AM ET

Japanese innovation and inspiration take centre stage in new series from Great Big Story and CNN Digital Studios in association with All Nippon Airways

Everything from Japan’s flying cars to hip-hop grandmas are celebrated in two new series produced by Great Big Story and CNN Digital Studios as part of a branded content collaboration with All Nippon Airlines (ANA), Japan’s only 5-star airline.

The partnership between ANA and CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) was originally established in 2016 with the ambition to encourage travellers to explore Japan with ANA, leading to the creation of the successful 2016 Ichigo Ichie digital series. Evolving that strong partnership, the new campaign marks the first sponsorship from CNNIC which combines the expertise of the network’s premium original video content arm CNN Digital Studios, cinematic storytelling from global media company Great Big Story, and bespoke content from CNNIC’s brand content studio, Create.

The CNN Digital Studios series, titled Vision: The Future of Japan, is the biggest series to date produced by CNN Digital Studios in London. A collection of eight films, all shot on location across Japan, offers an in-depth look at the fascinating destination and explores the ambitious projects that are shaping the future of the universe including flying cars and the world’s fastest supercomputer.

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CNN Launches CNN Travel
June 13th, 2017
01:52 PM ET

CNN Launches CNN Travel

CNN Travel, a multimedia digital destination, launched today with a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling. With this move CNN is elevating its travel coverage to a standalone business more closely aligned with premium content brands such as CNN Politics, CNNMoney and the brand new CNN Tech which launched last month.

CNN Travel will be led by executive editor Brekke Fletcher, who joined the network from the Wall Street Journal last September. With her growing global team and a network of more than 800 travel contributors and insiders around the globe, CNN Travel will be the leading digital destination for the globally curious traveler.

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CNN RETURNS TO "THE NINETIES"
June 12th, 2017
01:06 PM ET

CNN RETURNS TO "THE NINETIES"

SUNDAY, JULY 9, AT 9:00 PM ET/PT 

CNN hits rewind to explore the most iconic moments and influential people of The Nineties on Sunday, July 9, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone) and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Nineties is a seven-part CNN Original Series that examines the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hop’s ascendance, interracial conflict across America, and a genre-bending era of television.

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CNN named most popular news source for business and leisure travellers
June 12th, 2017
06:39 AM ET

CNN named most popular news source for business and leisure travellers

No other international news media comes close to CNN in engaging with global business and leisure travel audiences, according to the inaugural Media GPS survey, conducted by international research consultancy BDRC Group, which has studied the trends of 9.9 million weekly international travellers.

By surveying international travellers as they book through online travel agencies (OTAs), traditional travel agents and corporate travel management companies (TMCs), the Media GPS study found that over 50% of all international travellers turn to CNN via TV and digital for news and information during their trips.

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Television Academy Honors CNN Films for WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World
June 9th, 2017
10:10 AM ET

Television Academy Honors CNN Films for WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World

CNN Films WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World was celebrated with five other honorees last night in Los Angeles by the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences with a Television Academy Honors Award.  The Television Academy Honors are conferred for exceptional programming that changes hearts and minds about challenging social issues.

VIDEO of the acceptance remarks is available here: http://www.emmys.com/video/2017-television-academy-honors-we-will-rise-michelle-obamas-mission-educate-girls-around-world

WE WILL RISE featured the former First Lady Michelle Obama, actors and human rights activists Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto, and CNN's Isha Sesay as they explored the inspirational stories of girls in Liberia and Morocco overcoming incredible odds to pursue their educations.  The film first premiered on CNN/U.S. and CNN International on October 11, 2016.

Actor Dana Delany presented the award last night to CNN's Isha Sesay and to the film's director, Tony Gerber of Market Road Films and The Documentary Group, which produced the film for CNN Films.

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CNN International to air special coverage of UK Election
June 7th, 2017
12:06 PM ET

CNN International to air special coverage of UK Election

CNN International will kick off rolling coverage of the UK election with special programming, beginning at 10pm BST on Thursday 8 June, tracking all the latest news, polls, results and reactions as the UK heads once again to the polls.

Coverage on 8 June will be anchored from the CNN London bureau by Hala Gorani and Richard Quest, with correspondents stationed at key locations for the big vote.

Christiane Amanpour will be outside the Houses of Parliament, where she will be joined by Robin Oakley to interview key guests during the evening.

At Theresa May’s campaign headquarters, Nic Robertson will be on hand to gauge reaction, while Fred Pleitgen will be at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign HQ.

Nina dos Santos will be stationed at a key polling station as voters cast their ballots, and Erin McLaughlin will be in Brussels, to look at how the vote might impact on Brexit negotiations.

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CNN International Commercial transforms insight and AI capabilities through creation of Audiences and Data group
June 7th, 2017
04:27 AM ET

CNN International Commercial transforms insight and AI capabilities through creation of Audiences and Data group

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) is investing in industry-leading data insight, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities as it evolves the way that advertisers can partner with CNN for pan regional TV and digital campaigns that are fully accountable, regardless of the platform.

These capabilities reflect the way that CNN now works with advertisers on pre-dominantly multiplatform brand solutions in a dynamic pan-regional trading environment. A new Audiences and Data centre of excellence is established within CNNIC, replacing the linear-focused research function which has traditionally relied on industry surveys for audience insight. Headed by data scientist Mark Sear, who joins from EMC Consulting, the Audiences and Data group will harness data to spearhead innovation across all parts of CNN’s international business and deliver cutting-edge evidence-based solutions for CNNIC’s clients.

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