July 31st, 2013

CNN Airport Network Launches Live Streaming in Miami International Airport

Content Includes Airport Network Simulcast And Spanish-Language Programming from CNN Latino With Streaming Capabilities Provided By Advanced Wireless Group (AWG)

CNN Airport Network, the nation’s preeminent source for on-the-go news and entertainment in the airport industry, has launched live streaming of its network at the Miami International Airport (MIA), making its content available throughout the entire airport on multiple devices via the Wi-Fi system. CNN Airport Network will offer a live simulcast of their 24-hour network as well as Spanish-language content from CNN Latino, a Spanish language programming block airing in key Hispanic markets across the country. Live streaming capabilities were built in conjunction with Advanced Wireless Group (AWG), the wireless provider for the Miami International Airport and sixteen other premier U.S. airports.

Travelers at the Miami International Airport will be able to view this content by accessing the airports

Wi-Fi network, available not only in the terminal areas but throughout all public areas of the airport as well as the Miami International Airport Hotel, and across a variety of screens including online, mobile and tablet, for both Apple and Android operating systems. Live streaming of CNN Airport Network will be offered to partner additional airports, with AWG providing streaming capabilities to those airport partners.

“CNN Airport Network is always evolving in order to provide marquee programming focused on what our airports and their passengers ask for, and the next logical step for our business was to extend our programming services to the vast number of travelers equipped with mobile devices, creating a unique opportunity to connect the tech-savvy air traveler with a diverse array of content – whenever and wherever,” said Debbie Cooper, President of CNN Airport Network. “Live streaming of CNN Airport Network is an important evolution of our product offering, and we are thrilled to partner with AWG and have Miami International Airport as our flagship deployment.”

“CNN Airport Network and Public Wi-Fi are both essential amenities in today’s airports and streaming content is a natural marriage of the two, which provides a major enhancement to the traveler experience,” said Scott Phillips, President and CEO of Advanced Wireless Group (AWG). “Utilizing the current wireless infrastructure at MIA, we are excited to free passengers from the gate hold room allowing them to enjoy CNN Airport Network content on their mobile devices as they navigate through all public areas of the airport. And best of all, this provides yet another free Wi-Fi service to travelers at MIA.”

“If you are at a departure gate an hour before your flight looking for entertainment to keep yourself or your kids busy, you now have the option of Spanish-language programming, creating a new value-added service for our passengers,” said Maurice Jenkins, MIA’s Division Director for Information Systems.  “While we operate fee-based Wi-Fi for general Internet access, we continue to expand the menu of free Wi-Fi services for our passengers and this partnership with CNN Airport Network and AWG combines the resources of the global broadcast news leader and premier operator of airport Wi-Fi networks to deliver a first-of-its-kind service that we are proud to introduce to the industry here at MIA.”

CNN Airport Network’s programming includes live daily news from CNN and HLN, original travel features, entertainment programming from HBO, TBS, TNT and TCM, and live sporting events from premiere sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Programming from CNN Latino includes shows such as CNN Vida, a Latino life & style show hosted by Maria Alejandra Requena; Destinos, a travel show exploring different lifestyles, culture and destinations, hosted by Claudia Palacios; and Contrastes, a panel show with guests and experts exploring current topical issues, hosted by Camilo Egaña.

Launched in 1991, CNN Airport Network is the only live satellite-delivered airport programming service specifically designed for the busy traveler. CNN Airport Network is available in 50 major airports nationwide, and delivers live daily news from CNN and HLN, original travel features, entertainment programming from HBO, TBS, TNT and TCM, and live sporting events from premiere sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

About CNN Airport Network

CNN Airport Network, which is run by Turner Private Networks, Inc., can be seen in more than 2,100 gates and other viewing areas in 50 major U.S. airports, representing more than 469 million passenger enplanements annually. CNN Airport Network delivers national and international news, live breaking news, entertainment, weather, live sports, business and lifestyle features from CNN and other Time Warner properties.

About CNN

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively-syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media

About Advanced Wireless Group, LLC

Founded in 2004, Advanced Wireless Group (AWG) is the industry pioneer of the Hybrid public Wi-Fi access solution and is the largest operator of free and sponsored public Wi-Fi in U.S. Airports today. The company further specializes in wireless network design, integration, management and monetization in airports and other large venues. For more information on AWG, please visit www.awgwifi.com.

About Miami International Airport

Miami International Airport (MIA) is operated by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department and is the property of Miami-Dade County government. Founded in 1928, MIA is the largest U.S. gateway for Latin America and the Caribbean and is one of the busiest international passenger and freight airports in the world. For more information, please visit www.miami-airport.com.