CNN grounds Airport Network after 30 years, citing pandemic and streaming - News Summed Up

CNN grounds Airport Network after 30 years, citing pandemic and streaming


CNN Airport Network — the service that beamed the cable news channel’s content into terminal waiting areas throughout the country — is shutting down on Mar. The end of the service launched in 1990 was announced Tuesday in a staff memo from CNN President Jeff Zucker. The ad-supported CNN Airport Network was no longer a profitable operation for the WarnerMedia unit, according to people briefed on the matter who were not authorized to comment publicly. AdvertisementCNN Airport Network was shown on 1,800 screens in 54 airports across the U.S. and Bermuda. The network helped give CNN brand recognition to a captive audience, even as the company faced new competition from cable competitors Fox News and MSNBC.


Source: Los Angeles Times January 13, 2021 00:16 UTC



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