CNN and Nokia Announce Plans for International Partnership
May 26th, 2011
05:50 AM ET

CNN and Nokia Announce Plans for International Partnership

CNN’s news content to be supported by Nokia’s mapping services

CNN and Nokia today announced a multi-level international collaboration where Nokia becomes a key part of CNN's roster of mapping providers, delivering its rich mapping services to the international news network. The collaboration harnesses the companies’ strengths in global newsgathering, user-generated content, mapping technologies, and location-based services. The collaboration debuted with the use of Nokia’s 3D Maps across CNN’s platforms in its recent coverage of the British royal wedding.

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May 10th, 2011
09:58 AM ET

Royal Wedding, Op-eds drive traffic for CNN Digital in April

CNN’s Coverage showed gains online, on mobile and across social media

In April, CNN.com was up over last year with 1.45 billion global page views and 100.2 million global video views due in large part to CNN’s coverage of the Royal Wedding (see full numbers below) and CNN.com’s Opinion section.

CNN.com Opinion had its best month ever with 18.9 million global page views, 61% higher than last year.  The top five writers in the Opinion section for April were CNN contributor LZ Granderson, CNN senior political analysts Gloria Borger, best-selling author Bob Greene, senior political columnist for The Daily Beast John Avlon and syndicated columnist and NPR commentator Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Additionally, Granderson’s article on clothing choice for little girls was the top story on CNN.com overall, generating 2.8 million global page views and 346,000 global video starts.  It received 440,000 Facebook ‘recommends’ on CNN.com and on the Facebook fan page, the story received nearly 5,000 likes and comments.  (Source: Omniture Sitecatalyst)

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Topics: CNN Digital • Mobile • Ratings • Royal Wedding
CNN's Royal Wedding/Nielsen Fast National Data for Friday, April 29, 2011
May 1st, 2011
12:10 PM ET

CNN's Royal Wedding/Nielsen Fast National Data for Friday, April 29, 2011

CNN's Royal Wedding/Nielsen Fast National Data for Friday, April 29, 2011:

*       CNN's coverage of the Royal Wedding (4:00a-10:00a) delivered 1.662 million total viewers and 714k P25-54, up 473% and 500% over the prior 4-Friday performance, respectively.

*       CNN was top rated in both total viewers and P25-54, topping second-place FXNC by 7% among total viewers and 52% among P25-54.  CNN also out-performed third-place MSNBC by 164% among total viewers and by 146% among P25-54 (4:00a-10:00a).

*       This is CNN's best 4:00a-10:00a P2+ delivery since the day after the 2008 Presidential Election (November 5, 2008) and its best P25-54 delivery since news of the Japan earthquake hit last month (March 11, 2011).

*       Piers Morgan's special coverage of the Royal Wedding (8:00p-10:00p) delivered 1.286 million total viewers and 397k P25-54, up 121% and 139% over prior 4-Friday performance, respectively. This represents CNN's best 8:00p-10:00p among both P2+ and P25-54 since March 20, 2011 (start of crisis in Libya).

*       Anderson Cooper's Royal Wedding Special (10:00p-12:00m) delivered 940k total viewers and 331k P25-54, up 43% and 40%, respectively, over prior 4-Friday performance.
This is CNN's best 10:00p-12:00m P2+ and P25-54 delivery since April 8, 2011 (Congressional Budget Deal reached).

CNN's Cume Delivery (4:00a-10:00a):

*CNN registered a total audience cume delivery of 9.634 million, up 152% over its prior 4 Friday average, and 4.056 million P25-54, up 180% over cume delivery achieved the prior 4 Fridays.

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Topics: CNN • Royal Wedding
April 29th, 2011
05:14 PM ET

A royal treat: iReporter Jason Sauter

With more than 750,000 iReporters around the globe and an iReport submitted from every country in the world, CNN issued an open invitation for people to share their Royal Wedding experiences via iReport, whether they were in London or simply celebrating at home – and also held the iReport Royal Wedding Contest to send one lucky U.S.-based iReporter to London to witness all the festivities firsthand.

Contest winner Jason Sauter joined CNN's Royal Wedding hosts Piers Morgan, Anderson Cooper, Kiran Chetry, Richard Quest, and special contributor, Cat Deely, as well as HLN's Brooke Anderson, live in London for the royal nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton. While in London, Sauter and his girlfriend of six years and inspiration for entering the contest, Nancy Vidarte, had quite the adventure, as reported by our pals at CNN.com's Royal Wedding blog, Unveiled. FULL POST


Topics: iReport • Royal Wedding
You're invited to Joy Behar's Royal Wedding After Party on HLN
April 29th, 2011
12:15 PM ET

You're invited to Joy Behar's Royal Wedding After Party on HLN

“Joy Behar’s Royal Wedding After Party” will roll out the red carpet for regal guests Joan Collins (@joancollinsobe), HLN Royal Wedding Contributor Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump), reality star Lisa Rinna (@lisarinna), designer Nate Berkus (@Nate_Berkus), fashion expert Jay Manuel (@MrJayManuel) and comedian Colin Quinn (@iamcolinquinn), who will dish on the most memorable and unexpected moments of the wedding, the bold face names who were—and weren’t— there and the most talked-about fashion hits and misses.  Joined by a studio audience, Joy’s reception-style after party will also include live shots from CNN’s Richard Quest (@richardquest) in London who will provide colorful commentary on the royal day.

“Joy Behar’s Royal Wedding After Party” airs Friday at 7 and 10 p.m. ET on HLN. Don't be late! And don't forget to follow @JoyVBehar on Twitter!


Topics: HLN • Joy Behar • Royal Wedding
Royal Wedding: CNN Digital traffic
Users come to CNN.com and CNN Mobile for coverage of the Royal Wedding.
April 29th, 2011
12:09 PM ET

Royal Wedding: CNN Digital traffic

Royal Wedding brings users to CNN Digital globally
**Traffic updated through 3p ET (8p London)

CNN.com

  • – Through 3p ET (8p London), CNN.com had 45 million page views, up 45% over the prior 4-Friday average through the same hour.
  • – Global video usage on the site (both VOD and Live) through 3p ET (8p London) was 7.7 million video starts, up 318% over the prior 4-Friday average.  Of this total, 699 thousand were live video streams.
  • – To date, there have been 300 submissions to CNN iReport’s Open Story: Royal Wedding with 137 vetted for use on CNN.

(Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst)

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Topics: CNN Digital • Ratings • Royal Wedding
Royal Wedding replay on CNN.com at 12p ET
April 29th, 2011
10:42 AM ET

Royal Wedding replay on CNN.com at 12p ET

If you weren't able to make the 4a ET start time for CNN's special live coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, fear not!

At noon ET today, CNN.com will replay every moment of pomp and circumstance at www.cnn.com/royalweddinglive, where users also can share their Facebook status updates, and see those of their friends watching the wedding on CNN.com. The page also features a continuously updating stream of the latest Royal Wedding-related iReports, as well as the ability to respond to lighthearted and fun assignments. FULL POST


Topics: CNN Digital • iReport • Mobile • Royal Wedding • Social Media
April 29th, 2011
07:34 AM ET

Vera Wang predicted McQueen for Kate Middleton

During CNN's Royal Wedding coverage, fashion designer Vera Wang predicted Kate Middleton would be wearing Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.


Topics: CNN • Royal Wedding
LIVE NOW: Royal Wedding on CNN
April 29th, 2011
05:48 AM ET

LIVE NOW: Royal Wedding on CNN

The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is underway! Watch every moment of pomp and circumstance on  CNN/U.S. and CNN International, as well as CNN.com and the CNN App on select mobile devices NOW!

CNN.com will be streaming several replays throughout the day, starting at 9a ET, and again every three hours (12p ET, 3p ET, 6p ET and 9p ET).

For the latest information about CNN's coverage of the nuptials, visit our Royal Wedding special on the CNN Pressroom.


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNN International • Royal Wedding
April 28th, 2011
06:04 PM ET

Piers Morgan contributes to iReport Open Story: Royal Wedding

With more than 750,000 iReporters around the globe and an iReport submitted from every country in the world, CNN is issuing an open invitation for people to share their Royal Wedding experiences via iReport, whether they are in London or simply celebrating at home. Click here for iReport's Royal Wedding assignments.

To bring those stories to life and into context, CNN has unveiled a special Royal Wedding-themed iReport Open Story, which features select photos and videos from iReporters and CNN journalists, placed along an interactive timeline and map to paint a comprehensive picture of the event through the eyes of the many people who experience it.

One iReport featured in the Open Story comes from CNN's own Piers Morgan! On Wednesday evening, he hosted a small private gathering at The Hansom Cab, the pub he owns. While Piers was addressing his guests, he has someone record his speech with his device, and then he submitted the above iReport.

Tomorrow, tune-in to special live coverage of the Royal Wedding beginning at 4a ET on CNN/U.S., CNN International or CNN.com.


Topics: CNN • iReport • Piers Morgan • Royal Wedding
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