CNN announced today an expansion of CNNgo’s availability with the addition of the CNNgo app to the Amazon Fire TV store, making live CNN content and CNN programming available to the millions of Amazon Fire TV’s customers.
As part of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative, the CNNgo app includes the live broadcast of CNN U.S, CNNi North America, HLNtv and on-demand feature programs which can be watched by logging in with a valid Pay-TV subscription user name and password. CNNgo on Amazon FireTV also allows for the viewing of video clips from todays news and CNN’s vast archives without logging in.
“CNN is thrilled to add Amazon Fire TV to the list of platforms that allows viewers to watch CNN live and on-demand shows," said Rajin Persaud, VP of Mobile and TV Apps “We’re committed to delivering live news and and rich on-demand content anytime, anywhere and on any platform. The expansion to Amazon Fire TV is another step in fulfilling that commitment to our viewers."
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 and now Amazon FireTV.
CNN will offer a live stream of the Republican Presidential Primary Debate on Tuesday, December 15, from 5p to 11p ET. All users will be able to watch live CNN TV on CNN.com’s Home Page and on their mobile devices without logging in. This live event will give viewers access to the debate across all platforms to showcase the value of TV Everywhere. FULL POST
Following successful theatrical and festival exhibitions, film debuts as CNN Films broadcast Sunday, Jan. 3 at 9:00pm ET
STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE will make its global television premiere on CNN/U.S. Sunday, Jan. 3 at 9:00pm Eastern with an encore to air on CNN/U.S. immediately following the premiere, the network announced today. The CNN Films broadcast of the acclaimed documentary will be presented with limited commercial interruption by Volkswagen.
STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE is a candid biography of the Apple co-founder’s incredible true life and legacy. Directed and narrated by Academy® Award-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), this captivating film features exclusive interviews with people close to Jobs at various stages of his storied life, including Chrisann Brennan, the mother of his oldest child; Daniel Kottke, formerly Jobs’ roommate, college classmate, and Apple’s twelfth employee; former Apple executives Bob Belleville, Jon Rubinstein, and Andy Grignon; other industry contemporaries; and also journalists who covered him throughout the years.
The frank film leverages a mix of the new interviews with archival footage, intimate photos, relatively rare video of Jobs speaking during media interviews – and previously unseen video from a legal deposition as Jobs attempted to explain his role in the Apple stock option backdating scandal. The story moves from Jobs’ heady rise from Silicon Valley whiz kid to CEO, to his ouster from Apple and triumphant return, the Foxconn and stock option controversies, and the worldwide outpouring of grief upon his untimely death in 2011. A man who was both revered as an iconoclastic genius and feared by some as a barbed-tongued tyrant, the film also attempts to explain the carefully constructed mythology of Jobs, perhaps the most publicly-admired corporate figure of the technology age.
“I ended up changing my entire life…I lost my wife in that process, I lost my children…the whole structure of my life was just changed forever by going to work on that Mac…work was intense, the commitment needed to do it was intense…,” recalls Belleville, who was lured to the fledgling Apple to engineer the Macintosh. Yet, Belleville also weeps as he reads a letter he wrote commemorating Jobs’ death, emotionally describing him as “a combination of James Dean, Princess Diana, John Lennon, and maybe Santa Claus.”
At the time of Jobs’ death, his name and image had become synonymous with the sleek, high-tech personal devices that came to define and transform the first two decades of the 21st Century. The highly secretive creation and careful launching of each new Apple product continue to be the focus of mass media interest and global consumer aspiration.
STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE will be available via desktop (www.CNN.com/go), iPad, Apple TV, Roku, and across CNN’s mobile platforms. After the broadcast premiere, the film will be On Demand for seven days via CNNgo. The film will also encore Saturday, Jan. 9, at 8:00pm Eastern.
STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE had its world premiere at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival and was co-produced by Jigsaw Productions and exhibited by Magnolia Pictures in theaters nationally. For more information about this film, please visit www.CNN.com/cnnfilms. FULL POST
CNN announced today the availability of CNNgo on Roku® players and Roku TV™ models, bringing CNN content to millions of Roku customers in the U.S. As part of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative, available in 86 million homes, CNNgo is expanding its footprint to customers of participating Pay-TV providers and bringing CNNgo to the Roku streaming platform.
The CNNgo channel includes live CNN U.S television and on-demand feature programs and clips for Pay-TV subscribers. These viewers can log in with their cable or satellite user name and password to access CNN’s streaming video, past and future show segments and related videos and photo galleries. In addition, all U.S. Roku customers will be able to access hundreds of video clips and collections through the CNNgo channel.
“With the release of CNNgo on Roku streaming devices, CNN is continuing to give viewers control over their news experience on the platform of their choice," said Rajin Persaud, VP of Digital Video and TVE Products. “We’re excited to bring CNNgo’s industry-leading capabilities – like contextualizing live television and syncing video with complementary content in real time 24-7 – to Roku customers.”
CNN will offer a live stream of the Democratic Presidential Primary Candidates Debate on Tuesday, October 13, from 8p to 11p ET. All users will be able to watch live CNN TV online and on their mobile devices without logging in. This live event will give viewers access to the debate across all platforms to showcase the value of TV Everywhere. Users can login now to gain access to stories leading up to next week’s debate.
The CNN live stream will be available on CNN.com’s Home Page and across its mobile platforms.
About TV Everywhere
CNN Worldwide was the first U.S. news organization to stream its full CNN and HLN networks online and on Apple devices in real-time, including commercials. CNN’s TV Everywhere option is available in over 86 million homes and with more than 350 distribution partners. In the first three quarters of 2015, CNN’s TVE platforms delivered a combined 14 million hours of video content, up 50% vs. the same time last year. (Source: Adobe, Bango 2015)
A Miner Miracle: Five Years After the Chilean Rescue Airs
Tuesday, August 4 at 9pmET/PT
Five years after the collapse of the San Jose gold and copper mine that trapped 33 miners for 69 days, CNN correspondent Rosa Flores travels to Chile to speak with three of the miners. She also speaks with the drillers who worked around the clock on their improbable and miraculous rescue. The hour-long CNN Special Report, A Miner Miracle: Five Years After the Chilean Rescue airs Tuesday, August 4, at 9pmET/PT on CNN and via CNNgo. FULL POST
CNN announced today an update to CNNgo, which will allow users to watch CNN International’s live stream on CNN.com and through CNN’s iPad app. This will bring CNNi’s streaming footprint in the U.S. to more than 86 million households via TV Everywhere.
"This is a significant milestone for CNN,” said Alex Wellen, CNN’s Chief Product Officer. “With the availability of CNNi TV on CNNgo, tens of millions of new viewers will gain access to our compelling international news coverage, overnight. Never before has the network had such a massive reach in the US.”
By bringing shows like Amanpour., Quest Means Business, Connect the World and International Desk to CNNgo, U.S. viewers will have the full range of CNN’s worldwide programming right at their fingertips.
"With our global presence, we are pleased we can deliver CNN International live breaking news, programs and analysis on CNNgo," said Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International.
CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience through TV Everywhere. It is available in the U.S. on CNN.com, the CNN App for iPad and on Apple TV.
CNN International’s presence on the U.S. CNNgo platform is ahead of an international roll-out of the platform, which will begin in the next 12 months.
About TV Everywhere
CNN Worldwide was the first U.S. news organization to stream its full CNN and HLN networks online and on Apple devices in real-time, including commercials. CNN’s TV Everywhere option is available in more than 86 million homes and with more than 320 distribution partners. In 2014, 13.2 million hours of CNN TV content were consumed via the TVE platform. (Source: Adobe, Bango 2014)
Amanpour., CNN International’s flagship program, is now available on Apple TV in the ‘shows’ section of CNNgo. Hosted by chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, the 30-minute, daily news and talk show is the first CNNI program available on CNNgo.
CNN recently announced the availability of CNNgo on Apple TV. As part of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative, CNNgo is now available in more than 86 million homes and to participating TV providers on Apple TV devices.
CNN announced today the availability of CNNgo on Apple TV. As part of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative, CNNgo is now available in more than 86 million homes and to participating TV providers on Apple TV devices.
The CNNgo experience on Apple TV features the largest collection of CNN’s on-demand content to date. Pay-TV customers can log in with their user name and password for access to Live TV and Shows, such as CNN Original Series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Finding Jesus, Mike Rowe’s Sombody’s Gotta Do It, Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, This is Life with Lisa Ling, The Wonder List with Bill Weir and Anderson Cooper’s nightly news program, AC 360°. All users of Apple TV can enjoy a collection of hand-curated clips by topic – from world and politics to entertainment and tech – in the Must See section.
“CNNgo on Apple TV brings together our live CNN TV simulcast and deep library of original films, franchises and short-form video in a powerful, on-demand way unlike any product we’ve launched to date," said CNN's Chief Product Officer Alex Wellen. "Apple TV is the first critical platform in our digital strategy to reimagine the TV news experience.” FULL POST
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria explores inspiring futuristic endeavors in science and technology for a special edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS, Moonshots for the 21st Century, available now exclusively via CNNgo, the network’s TV Everywhere product that gives viewers control of their CNN experience.
This Fareed Zakaria GPS special takes a fascinating look at how harnessing the energy of nuclear fusion reactions may create a virtually limitless energy source, unlocking innovations in hypersonic flight, and revealing the power of the mind by mapping the brain. Will astronauts reach Mars by the 2030s? Will it soon be possible to 3D-print human organs for life-saving transplants? Zakaria guides viewers on a tour of how scientists may turn these technological pipe dreams into reality during an extraordinary hour of discoveries.
Guests include NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; the chief of the Bioficial Heart Division of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute at the University of Louisville, Dr. Stuart Williams; from the energy development member nation organization ITER, U.S. head Ned Sauthoff and scientists Gunther Janeschitz and Mark Henderson; the chief engineer for the high speed systems division at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Robert Mercier; and theoretical physicist & futurist Dr. Michio Kaku.
Moonshots for the 21st Century: A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special is available to viewers now by logging in with a TV provider username and password on CNN’s iPad app or via www.CNN.com/go.