Wall Street Journal: CNN, HLN to Stream on Web

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Wall Street Journal: CNN, HLN to Stream on Web

Postby j653 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:34 am

This is interesting news. Will Roku be one of the supported devices?

Starting Monday, the New York media giant plans to make live simulcasts of its CNN and HLN cable-news channels available on the Web to people who subscribe to participating TV distributors, including Comcast Corp., Dish Network Corp., and Verizon Communications Inc.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303661904576451940577453546.html
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Re: Wall Street Journal: CNN, HLN to Stream on Web

Postby chris0071 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:47 am

Doubt it, at least for now.

This will be like ESPN does, where you have to authenticate either with a particular provider, proving that you have their services.
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Re: Wall Street Journal: CNN, HLN to Stream on Web

Postby -LD » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:45 pm

How stupid. Why would they allow streaming "for free" to subscribers, and all the costs involved for hosting and streaming the data, yet not allow someone to watch either for free or at a monthly cost? Networks just don't get it.
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Re: Wall Street Journal: CNN, HLN to Stream on Web

Postby chris0071 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:51 pm

The dish and cable companies think that it will be a huge advantage to them if they can allow their customers to "take their TV" with them everywhere.

It certainly has an appeal for some people. Sports fans, especially, appreciate being able to access a game anywhere they have a device that can access the internet.

Bear in mind, also, that this appears to be pushed by the dish and cable companies, not by the content providers themselves.
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Re: Wall Street Journal: CNN, HLN to Stream on Web

Postby stratcat96 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:08 pm

This move is really a *yawn*.... All they are doing is trying to capitalize on the "buzz" of internet streaming. There is no way they are even considering jeopardizing the lucrative revenue streams they have going as being a cable/subscription channel. They hope that moves like this will give people the perception of them "on the cutting edge" and following trends of technology.

even if Roku is a supported device, you already have access to the channel on your TV so why bother? They will probably do something that you have to be on your hone network or something equally as dumb
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Re: Wall Street Journal: CNN, HLN to Stream on Web

Postby TheEndless » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:28 pm

They just updated their iOS app today. It doesn't require you to be on your home network, but live streaming is currently only supported through AT&T U-verse, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, and Suddenlink. Useful, I suppose, if you're travelling somewhere (and have one of those 5 providers), otherwise... bleh...
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