CNN and Nokia announce plans for international partnership
CNN's news content to be supported by Nokia's mapping services
Espoo, Finland - CNN and Nokia today announced a multi-level international
collaboration where Nokia becomes a key part of CNN's roster of mapping
providers, delivering its rich mapping services to the international news
network. The collaboration harnesses the companies' strengths in global
newsgathering, user-generated content, mapping technologies, and location-based
services. The collaboration debuted with the use of Nokia's 3D Maps across CNN's
platforms in its recent coverage of the British royal wedding.
"This collaboration is a great fit for us as both companies share a similar
philosophy on connecting people beyond borders through the combination of
compelling news content and highly sophisticated technology," said Tony Maddox,
Managing Director, CNN International. "The international scale of each of our
businesses makes the scope of the collaboration particularly exciting."
"Nokia and CNN share the belief that news is now mobile, powerfully democratic,
and can immediately be shared by people around the world," said Jerri DeVard,
Chief Marketing Officer, Nokia. "We are pleased that CNN wants to use Nokia's
innovative mapping services for its international news platforms, and we are
excited to work with CNN to deliver a compelling news service to users of Nokia
The collaboration also includes the CNN App for Nokia which provides mobile
access to CNN's world, business, sport, entertainment and technology reporting,
as well as live streaming video. The app also allows users to share CNN's news
via their own social channels, and participate in the reporting process with
direct access to CNN's participatory news community, iReport. The CNN App for
Nokia is available in Ovi Store.
At Nokia, we are committed to connecting people. We combine advanced technology
with personalized services that enable people to stay close to what matters to
them. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a
Nokia device - from mobile phones to advanced smartphones and high-performance
mobile computers. Today, Nokia is integrating its devices with innovative
services through Ovi (www.ovi.com), including music, maps, apps, email and more.
Nokia's NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation
services, while Nokia Siemens Networks provides equipment, services and
solutions for communications networks globally.
With its strong heritage of offering extensive coverage and analysis of
international events and stories of global importance, CNN is the world's
leading global 24-hour news network celebrating more than 30 years at the
forefront of delivering fast, accurate, impartial news to a global audience of
more than 260 million households. With its global team of 4,000 news
professionals based across 45 bureaux worldwide, CNN continues to invest in
intelligent and compelling news, feature and documentary programming across its
traditional and digital platforms. CNN's service continues to evolve, embracing
social media, encouraging user-generated content via its community site iReport
and reaching its audiences in new and exciting ways. CNN can be accessed online
and on mobile devices and its distribution outlets include airports, hotel
rooms, cruise ships and syndicated news agencies.
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