CNN has launched updates to its iPhone and iPad applications which are now capable of streaming CNN and HLN's complete 24-hour television networks live, the giant broadcasting agency has announced.
“Now you can watch your favorite CNN shows LIVE on your CNN Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch,” says the agency.
CNN is now the first news organization to stream linear television channels online, as well as on mobile devices via subscriptions to a multi-channel video service.
CNN.com integrates live network TV into a larger and higher-quality HD video player.
Commenting on their efforts, Jim Walton, President of CNN Worldwide, said "A principal goal for CNN is to make more of our content available to more people on more platforms, and CNN's participation in the TV Everywhere initiative is another step forward in that effort.”
"We have long believed that our growth depends on keeping CNN essential and relevant to consumers wherever they are," added Walton.
"CNN is taking a significant step forward by offering live CNN and HLN TV to our audiences whether they are on their couches at home or have their toes in the sand on the beach," said KC Estenson, general manager of CNN Digital.
"The 10 million users who have downloaded CNN's mobile apps and the tens of millions of people who get the latest news and information from CNN.com every day will soon be able to watch CNN TV on every device they have," added Estenson.
The CNN app for iPad and the CNN app for iPhone and iPod are both available as free downloads from the News category in the iTunes App Store.
The apps are compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and require iOS 3.0 or later, meaning every iOS device is supported.
However, the ability to watch LIVE CNN TV requires iOS 4 and above. The iPhone app is ad-supported.
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