February 24th, 2017
09:10 AM ET


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.  

Available now for download in the iOS and Android app stores.

CNNVR Featured as Creator for Google's Daydream
May 18th, 2016
03:05 PM ET

CNNVR Featured as Creator for Google's Daydream

Announced today at Google I/O, CNN virtual reality content will be featured on Daydream, Google’s new platform for high performance mobile VR debuting later this year.

Affirming CNN’s leadership in virtual reality journalism, CNN was selected as one of the first creators to make Daydream experiences. This creative vehicle enhances CNN’s ability to not only bring users the news, but bring them inside the news, immersing them in compelling stories wherever they are unfolding. 

CNN will leverage its global reporting footprint to deliver VR experiences the moment news breaks, using Daydream as a portal to powerful moments across the planet. With Daydream, viewers will be able to surround themselves in all forms of CNN content, from 360 videos, fixed-frame videos, and social feeds. 

For more information on Google Daydream visit 

April 28th, 2016
05:05 PM ET


Campaign 2016 is the data election, and CNN Politics is telling the story of every twist and turn of the race for the White House in a new data-centric app launched today and available to iOS users in the iOS app store.

The CNN Politics app, built with CA Technologies API management and mobile analytics software, is a unique mobile experience that tracks the latest polling, delegate, voting and fundraising data behind the 2016 race. With personalized alerts and notifications, the app positions users at the forefront of this election and empowers them to analyze the data driving the political landscape to Election Day.

Key features of the CNN Politics app include:

  • Exclusive data-driven stories and visualizations, which will help voters understand who is winning the election — and why
  • Comprehensive election results, breaking news, enterprise and video reporting from the No. 1 online political news destination
  • Personalized alerts and notifications to keep users up-to-date on the storylines and trend-lines defining the race

For more information on the CNN Politics app visit the Turner Press Room.

Download the app in the iOS App Store
CNN Android App Now Features 360 Video Playback
March 31st, 2016
03:38 PM ET

CNN Android App Now Features 360 Video Playback

CNN announced today that its latest update to the CNN App for Android Phones includes the ability to playback 360 video from within the app – not requiring the use of another device or application.

For the first time, users will be able to see 360, virtual reality videos in the core CNN Android app, showcasing the commitment to virtual reality across CNN Digital platforms. A user can view the experience today on Android devices by watching the latest production from the CNNVR team.

The CNN App for Android Phones is available for free on Android Market.  For more information about the CNN App for Android, go to

February 23rd, 2016
11:30 AM ET



Kicking off 2016 with a win, CNN posted strong digital growth in January and outperformed all competitors in multiplatform views, video and social.  January marked a nine-month winning streak in video and CNN's 10th consecutive month as #1 in views. CNN topped HuffPost and BuzzFeed in every single metric and barely trailed Yahoo News in multiplatform unique visitors and mobile uniques.

Across desktop and mobile, CNN content earned more views than that of any other news organization. With 1.7 billion views in January, CNN beat second-place Yahoo News by 17% and third-place Fox News by 52%.

CNN: 1.7 Billion Views

  • Yahoo News – 1.4 B views
  • – 1.1 B views
  • – 859 mm views
  • – 735 mm views
  • MSN News – 720 mm views

(Source: comScore MultiPlatform, Jan. 2016) FULL POST

Topics: CNN Digital • Mobile • Ratings • Social Media
December 9th, 2015
12:38 PM ET


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 (, 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 FULL POST

CNN #1 in Digital News; Beats Yahoo News, Buzzfeed
October 22nd, 2015
10:42 AM ET

CNN #1 in Digital News; Beats Yahoo News, Buzzfeed

CNN is on a five-month winning streak in multiplatform views (desktop + mobile) and video for September 2015, beating out Yahoo News and Buzzfeed once again.  CNN (84 mm) also narrowed the gap with Yahoo News (90 mm) in multiplatform uniques, and beat all other competitors including Buzzfeed (77 mm).

CNN continued to dominate across social platforms with more fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter than any other news organization.


Topics: CNN Digital • Mobile • Ratings
CNN Takes Top Spot in Multi-platform Views, Desktop Uniques and Page Views
October 1st, 2015
10:22 AM ET

CNN Takes Top Spot in Multi-platform Views, Desktop Uniques and Page Views

Sweeps Digital Video Streams, Viewers and Minutes for Fourth Straight Month, Wins Social in August 2015

CNN had more views across its platforms (desktop and mobile) than any other news competitor in August.  Along with CNN Digital’s success in money and politics, CNN became the leader in desktop unique visitors and page views.

The brand further cemented its position as the number one digital destination for news video, extending its winning streak to a fourth straight month in August.  Up double-digits across all video metrics, CNN beat out Yahoo News and Buzzfeed once again, proving that CNN is the leader for online video.

CNN continued to dominate across social platforms with more fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter than any other news organization. FULL POST

Topics: CNN Digital • Digital • Mobile • Ratings
CNN Now Available on Apple News
September 16th, 2015
01:00 AM ET

CNN Now Available on Apple News

Following the release of iOS 9, users will now be able to access CNN on Apple News. CNN will be providing many of its signature news and enterprises stories to the app daily, including content from CNNMoney, CNN Politics and CNN Style.  With the help of Apple’s unique publishing tools, CNN will also hand-craft feature stories blending photos, videos and animations to produce immersive, interactive experiences.  Users will be able to explore CNN content in the app or choose the CNN channel from the favorites section.  CNN stories will also be available to search and save.

"For the last 18 months in a row, CNN has had the No. 1 iPhone news app,” said CNN Chief Product Officer Alex Wellen. "Apple News enables us to dramatically increase CNN's reach further with a bespoke experience around our original, global, multimedia reporting and storytelling.”


Topics: CNN Digital • Digital • Mobile
CNN and Samsung Electronics America Announce Strategic Partnership
September 3rd, 2015
02:00 PM ET

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.”


Topics: CNN Digital • Mobile • Video
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