CNN White House Correspondent Brianna Keilar demoes the clip-and-share editing feature that viewers can use during tonight's debate.
For four nights in October, CNN will present its live TV broadcast and offer unrestricted access to the network’s presidential debate programming through CNN.com and via CNN’s apps for iPhone and iPad. From 7 PM to midnight, October 3, 11, 16 and 22, anyone with an internet or mobile connection can view CNN TV's news, analysis and live coverage. Displayed in a brilliant 768 x 432 HD video player, complete with closed captioning, CNN’s full coverage will air on CNN.com/debates. A truly interactive destination, CNN.com/debates will feature companion content including a live blog, on-demand videos and articles, candidate profiles, social media integrations and a Social Buzz meter. In addition, CNN.com will debut new clip-and-share video editing features for the debates. With DVR-like controls, clip-and-share makes everyone a CNN editor. Users can quickly fast-forward and rewind to the perfect start and end points to create powerful video clips, straight from the live feed. Clips can be shared with friends and followers directly through Facebook and Twitter. Once shared to these social circles, users can watch back the moments and create a direct URL or embed code for blogs and websites, and share their must-see moments via email, LinkedIn, or Google+.
Yesterday, during the DNC, CNN’s Politics section had 6.3 million page views globally, its highest day of the year, and a 315% increase over the prior four week average. Contributing to the traffic success was “Five things we learned from Day One of the DNC” which was the top story on CNN.com yesterday, with 1.6 million page views. CNN.com also served nearly 5 million video starts globally, up 38% from the prior four week average. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst)
All of the top five commented articles on CNN.com dealt with politics, specifically the DNC and President Obama, which received a combined total of nearly 30,000 comments. (Source: Disqus)
Downloads to the CNN Apps for iPhone and iPad also increased 219% over the previous four week average. (Source: iTunes)
UPDATE: On Friday, September 7, CNN’s Politics section received even more global page views than on Wednesday. With 6.5 million, Friday is now the section’s highest traffic day of the year. (Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst)
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