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.”
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