CNN ‘More Relevant Than It’s Ever Been’: Chief Product Officer Alex Wellen

COLOGNE – Can a hurricane top a presidential inauguration for grabbing eyeballs? At CNN the answer is a resounding yes. Breaking news also represents a “balancing test” in being able to monetize those eyeballs most effectively, as CNN Chief Product Officer Alex Wellen explains in this video interview with Beet.TV. “It looks like CNN is […]

 

App Audience Is Smaller But Better: CNN’s Wellen

BARCELONA — CNN relaunched its suite of mobile apps last week to cater to an audience that is smaller than the web but significantly more engaged, the man responsible explains. The organisation has rebooted its app line-up across phones, tablets and smartwatches, now including live and CNN Go on-demand video plus HLN streams for US users, as […]

 

CNNgo By The Numbers: 9.5 Million Hours Views In March

LAS VEGAS — Over the years, CNN’s online video strategy has ranged from the free to the paid, the locked-down to the open-access, to the in-between. The latest strategy sits in the latter camp, after CNN launched CNNgo – with access to its live stream plus on-demand shows – back in 2014. So how is CNNgo […]