CNN Launches on Apple TV

Turner Broadcasting’s CNN has made its Internet network service, CNNgo, available on Apple TV set-tops.

CNNgo — which requires a subscription to a participating pay-TV partner — provides access to the news cabler’s live TV feed and on-demand shows. Those include CNN originals “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown,” “Finding Jesus,” Mike Rowe’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” “Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man,” “This Is Life” with Lisa Ling, “The Wonder List” with Bill Weir and Anderson Cooper’s nightly news program, “AC 360°.”

Launched last fall, CNNgo is now available in more than 86 million homes via participating TV providers on Apple TV devices. The most notable exception is Time Warner Cable, which does not have an agreement with CNN to offer the service. CNNgo is available through Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Cox, Charter and Cablevision, which are among some 320 distribution partners for the service.

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“CNNgo on Apple TV brings together our live CNN TV simulcast and deep library of original films, franchises and shortform video in a powerful, on-demand way unlike any product we’ve launched to date,” CNN chief product officer Alex Wellen said.

CNNgo is the first Turner network to launch on Apple TV. Last week, Apple chopped the price of the Apple TV set-top by 30%, to $69, after Apple inked a pact with HBO making the set-top the exclusive device launch partner for the $15-per-month HBO Now over-the-top service slated to launch next month. A new Apple TV unit is rumored to be in the offing.

Earlier this week, Apple added three new free channels to the device, to bring it to 50-plus channels: TED, Tastemade and Young Hollywood. The additional channels bring Apple TV to more than 50 channels.

CNN was the first U.S. news organization to stream its full CNN and HLN networks online and on Apple devices in real-time, including commercials. In 2014, 13.2 million hours of CNN content were viewed via the cable news network’s “TV Everywhere” platform, per Adobe.

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