CNN and Volvo Cars USA will present the solar eclipse from multiple locations, coast to coast, in an immersive two-hour 360° live-stream experience starting at 1PM ET on August 21, 2017.
The astronomical and historic virtual reality event will be available all around the world in 4K resolution at CNN.com/eclipse, CNN’s mobile apps, Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus via Samsung VR, Oculus Rift via Oculus Video and through CNN’s Facebook page via Facebook Live 360.
"CNN's Eclipse of the Century" will allow users to witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States for the first time in nearly 40 years. The live show, hosted by CNN’s Space and Science Correspondent Rachel Crane and former NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly, will harness stunning imagery from specially-designed 4K 360° cameras, optimized for low-light, that will capture seven 'total eclipse' moments – stretching from Oregon to South Carolina.
While only a fraction of the country will be able to witness the total eclipse in-person, CNN's immersive livestream will enable viewers nationwide to "go there" virtually and experience a moment in history, seven times over. The livestream will be enhanced by real-time graphics, close-up views of the sun, and experts from the science community joining along the way to explain the significance of this phenomenon.
As part of Volvo’s partnership with CNN, four of the seven live-streams will feature branded content produced by CNN’s brand studio Courageous for Volvo and integrate 2018 Volvo XC60s specially outfitted with advanced 360° cameras. The groundbreaking live 360° content by Volvo will spotlight four influencers in different locations, sharing their unique perspective and excitement for the future as they witness the solar eclipse from helicopters and road tours along the narrow path of totality. For more on Volvo’s partnership with CNN centered on the 2017 total solar eclipse, visit www.RacingTheSun.com.
Additionally, on television, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers will explain the science behind the solar eclipse, its course and timing; and CNN correspondent Alex Marquardt will profile the excitement around the historical event. CNN correspondents will report live from locations across the path of the solar eclipse, with Marquardt in Oregon for the start, Stephanie Elam in Missouri, Martin Savidge in Tennessee, and Kaylee Hartung in South Carolina.
For more information visit CNN.com/eclipse, and tune in to experience the event on August 21, 2017 at 1pm ET.
Live CNN programming and on-demand content from CNN Original Series and CNN Special Reports is now available to Android TV users through CNNgo.
The CNNgo app for Android TV now includes the live broadcast of CNN, CNN International and HLN, in addition to curated on-demand content, which can be watched by logging in with a valid Pay-TV subscription user name and password. This builds on the hand-curated videos and up-to-the-minute breaking news clips of CNN content currently available on Android TV, after becoming available on the platform in 2016.
The CNNgo app can be found in the Google Play Store. CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience. It is also available on CNN.com, CNN mobile apps and through Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV.
The availability of CNNgo is once again expanding with its new app for Samsung Smart TV, making live CNN content and CNN programming available to 2016 and 2017 Samsung Smart TV owners.
As part of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative, the CNNgo app includes the live broadcast of CNN, CNNi, HLN and curated on-demand content which can be watched by logging in with a valid Pay-TV subscription user name and password. CNNgo on Samsung Smart TV also allows for the viewing of trending news around the world by browsing the Featured Collections without having to log in.
CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience, and is also available on CNN.com, CNN’s iPad app and on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV and now Samsung Smart TV.
Six women’s stories reveal systematic sexual harassment in tech
It's a watershed moment for Silicon Valley. Stories of sexual harassment are pouring in and revealing the dark side of one of the most powerful places on earth.
From an investor who exposed himself, to being groped over work dinners, and propositioned over texts and email, six entrepreneurs share their stories of sexual assault with CNN's Laurie Segall and Sara O’Brien.
In a rare sit down interview, CNN Tech talked to six female founders about tech's systemic problems — and their hopes for the future of the industry.
Learn more at cnntech.com/sexualharassment.
Home movies and archival footage of Richard Nixon reveal personal, public persona of 39th President
45 years after a break-in at the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate building complex in Washington, D.C., CNN Films will air Our Nixon, an intimate portrait of the 39th president’s time in office told wholly through archival footage. The two-hour film will air Saturday, July 01, beginning at 8:00pm Eastern. Our Nixon is co-produced by Brian Frye and Penny Lane.
Much of the film’s footage was shot by three of Nixon’s top White House aides, H.R. Haldeman (Chief of Staff, 1969-1973), John Ehrlichman (Assistant to the President, Domestic Affairs, 1969-1973), and Dwight Chapin (Deputy Assistant to the President, 1969-1973). Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, the men documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras for a unique and personal visual record of their lives and work with Nixon. The result is an intimate and complex depiction of the Nixon presidency as rarely seen.
Our Nixon will also stream live for subscribers via CNNgo (at www.CNN.com/go, and via CNNgo apps for AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Samsung TV), as well as via the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. The film will be available for streaming via CNNgo beginning Sunday, July 2 through Dec. 31, 2017, via CNNgo platforms, and CNN mobile apps.
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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 Politics announced Wednesday the launch of ‘The Point with Chris Cillizza,’ a multiplatform brand capturing analysis of the day’s news from one of the top political journalists in the US.
‘The Point with Chris Cillizza’ captures multiplatform reporting from CNN Politics reporter and editor-at-large Chris Cillizza, including daily columns, on-air analysis, an evening newsletter, podcast, and the launch of trivia night events in Washington, DC.
Cillizza will also anchor a new audio politics briefing, delivered in five minutes or less, every weekday evening. "The Point with Chris Cillizza" will be available everywhere you listen to podcasts and through Amazon Echo Flash Briefings and Google Home news briefings.
You can subscribe now to receive the new nightly newsletter that builds on everything readers loved about CNN Politics’ Nightcap, co-authored by Saba Hamedy. ‘The Point with Chris Cillizza’ newsletter is Washington's new must-read, cutting through the day’s news and getting right to the point every weeknight, starting Wednesday, June 28.
Mark Zuckerberg says in rare on-camera interview that Facebook is moving on from friendships to community building
Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sits down with CNN Tech’s Editor-at-Large Laurie Segall for a broadcast exclusive and Zuckerberg’s first interview in several years to announce a complete overhaul of Facebook's core mission and lay out the future.
After a soul searching campaign that took him outside Silicon Valley's bubble, and got him answering a slew of hard questions that come along with being one of the most influential tech companies in the world, Zuckerberg is overhauling Facebook’s core mission. He speaks about Facebook's changing role in society and community, and lays out the future of Facebook.
Interview video clips and highlights available at CNNTech.com.