CNN announced today the official launch of CNNVR – a new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform within CNN Digital.
The global team with footprints in New York, Atlanta, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Dubai, Johannesburg, Tokyo, and Beijing, will cover major news events in stunning 360 video, transport users to the front row of global events through VR live streams, and produce weekly virtual reality experiences – starting today with a mesmerizing journey into the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
In this endeavor, CNN is activating a new virtual reality platform, making it easier than ever to access this dynamic storytelling medium on every device, including:
Over the past year, CNN has experimented with VR, producing more than 50 news stories in high-quality 360 video, giving viewers a deeper understanding of the devastation of Aleppo, a front row view of the U.S. Inauguration and a chance to experience the thrill of skydiving – in total, generating more than 30 million views of 360 content on Facebook alone.
Today, this new dedicated team is committed to harnessing the power of virtual reality to transport our audience inside the stories we tell all around the globe.
Whenever news breaks, and wherever amazing stories unfold, CNNVR will transport our audience closer than ever before and on every device available.
CNN Digital announced today its first series made exclusively for CNNgo, Mostly Human with Laurie Segall, a six-part investigative docuseries, exploring sex, love, death - humanity - through the lens of tech, debuting on March 12, 2017.
From the award-winning team that brought you Sex, Drugs & Silicon Valley, Revenge Porn and The Secret Lives of Superhero Hackers, the new series follows CNN's Senior Technology Correspondent Laurie Segall around the world as she tackles the uncomfortable questions about our increasingly complicated relationship with technology. Featuring stories of those falling in love with robots, re-creating digital versions of the deceased, experimenting with VR therapy in psychiatric wards and infiltrating hacker communities, Segall examines the promise and power modern technology holds, while exposing the darker side.
The full series will stream exclusively on CNNgo starting March 12, and will not require authentication or log-in to a cable provider, as a CNNgo Original. You can access the series for free through CNNgo on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and Android TV. It is also available on CNN.com, and CNN’s iOS and Android apps.
This is CNN’s first CNNgo Original offering, developed specifically for CNN’s digital TV-Everywhere service.
CNN has reimagined mobile news, unveiling a brand new app rebuilt for speed, simplicity, in-depth storytelling and a focused, first-in-class video experience.
CNN’s 24/7 worldwide multimedia reporting will be updated constantly throughout the day, allowing users to experience the world of breaking news through in-depth stories, photo galleries and news video from every corner of the globe.
Featuring enhanced live streaming capabilities, the CNN app now allows users in the U.S. to watch live CNN, CNN International or HLN television, anytime, anywhere through CNNgo. After the first 10 minutes of viewing live television every day, users will be prompted to log in with their satellite or cable provider information for unlimited viewing. Digital only live feeds are also featured in the app.
On-demand content is also available from a library of more than 100 hours of programming from CNN news programs like “Anderson Cooper 360,” CNN Original Series like “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” and award-winning CNN Films.
The new app features custom alert settings, allowing app users to select the frequency they’d like to receive breaking news alerts from CNN. News junkies can choose to get all of CNN’s breaking news alerts, the day’s top news, or no alerts at all.
Users will also be able to view CNN’s virtual reality content directly in the CNN app, through an incredible native 360 viewing experience.
CNN Politics announced today the debut of COVER/LINE, your way to experience politics like Washington does – behind the scenes when the mics are turned off, by CNN’s Kate Bennett and Hunter Schwarz. COVER/LINE will not only be your new favorite lunch date, providing you with a daily dose of politics meets pop culture, it will also bring you a weekly podcast and Instagram updates.
With Bennett’s background in fashion and lifestyle, and Schwarz’s background in entertainment, COVER/LINE offers a unique take on traditional political news by covering Washington through the lens of culture and entertainment, brought to you on three different platforms.
Catch COVER/LINE’s first issue launching on February 21, and listen to their podcast weekly starting on February 24, at CNN.com/podcast, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or your favorite podcast app.
In W.E.B Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk, he talks about the first time he realized his skin color made him different. CNN has turned that simple narrative into a powerful compilation of personal stories on race.
Featuring over 25 celebrities and artists like Doug E Fresh, Jason George, Montel Williams and CNN talent like Kamau Bell, Van Jones, Don Lemon, Sara Sidner and Stephanie Elam, the project showcases some of the most prominent voices and their stories about the moment they realized they were black – and how their skin color affected how people saw or treated them.
Explore the interactive featuring animated videos and opinion pieces online and across CNN’s television and social platforms.
Follow and join the conversation using the hashtag #realizediwasblack
Google Home owners now have access to CNN through the first Action that delivers topic-based TV coverage in near-real time on the device.
The CNN “Action” features audio news straight from CNN’s world-class anchors and reporters around the globe. Content from the likes of Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, and John King are available as soon as 5 minutes after broadcast. The Action helps users quickly discover the latest stories CNN is covering and dive into any one of them for CNN’s full broadcast audio coverage powered by CNNgo.
“We’re excited to grow CNN’s suite of products in the voice services space by bringing our real-time, conversational news experience to Google Home,” said Joshua Silverboard, Sr. Director for Emerging Products at CNN. “Google Home and other voice platforms like it are creating new paths to bring personal, engaging experiences to our audiences. Our custom action on Google Home and the platform that powers it are early in their evolution, but this product is a great example of CNN’s continued efforts to reach and engage our audiences in unique ways, wherever they are.”
Google Home owners can receive the latest top news stories from CNN by simply speaking phrases like, “OK Google, let me talk to CNN”; “OK Google, ask CNN for the latest stories.”; or “OK Google, ask CNN for the latest on President Trump.”
The new action compliments CNN’s previously launched Narrated News on Google Home, which features a daily morning and evening audio news briefing on the latest headlines in three minutes or less. CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience, and is also available on Amazon Alexa, CNN.com, CNN’s iPad app and on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
CNN’s coverage of Inauguration Day will be streamed live in its entirety to CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps for iOS and Android, starting at 6:00am ET on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, running through midnight and beginning again at 10:00am ET on Saturday, January 21, 2017 running through 4:00pm ET.
Features the Annual List of Top Jobs and an Illustrated Video Series of Celebrities’ First Jobs
The start of a New Year can also mean the start of a new career.
Just in time, CNNMoney and experts at PayScale, a compensation software and data provider, ranked the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.
The ranking and methodology was created by compensation data experts at PayScale examining factors like job satisfaction, quality of life, median pay and estimated job growth.
CNNMoney’s Best Jobs site features profiles, career quizzes and an animated video series called My First Job.
My First Job is an exclusive illustrative video series that tells the tale of how some of the brightest in the business got their start. From celebrities and CEOs like Russell Simmons, Dolly Parton, Dan Rather, Sean Combs to Susan Wojcicki, leaders across industries share their stories of their first job and what it taught them about the workforce.
CNN presents Plastic Island, an exclusive digital documentary exploring the damage plastic is doing to our oceans – and potentially to our health.
CNN got exclusive access to Midway Atoll in the north Pacific Ocean, where the plastic we throw away each day washes up on the beach, works its way into the ocean and potentially ends up in our food. This Pacific island is on the frontline of the world's fight against discarded plastic and its damage to the environment.
From the frontline, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh, Ingrid Formanek, Jackson Loo and Mark Phillips take a closer look at the toll our disposable culture is taking on the wildlife there – and the health implications for the rest of the world.
This exclusive includes a mini-documentary, a personal essay from CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh, an animated video explaining microplastics and graphics illustrating the amount of plastic in the ocean and the life cycle of a toothbrush.
Watch the special report on plastic polluting the oceans, and what we can do to stop it at cnn.com/plasticisland