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CNN Grounds Its Long-Running Airport Network

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 1/12/2021 7:04:06 PM

CNN Airport, a long-running out-of-home media operation that became an integral part of the traveling experience for people flying through Chicago’s O’Hare, Dallas’ Love Field or even Fresno-Yosemite International Airport, is shutting down, the victim of shifts in consumer behavior that are moving more quickly than a Boeing 737. CNN said the operation, which aired a mix of news from CNN and snippets from other WarnerMedia networks in 58 different airports in the U.S., would close as of March 31.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Folsomguy 1/12/2021 7:07:12 PM (No. 658454)
About time!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 1/12/2021 7:08:55 PM (No. 658458)
Pulease! This is most certainly a decision not by CNN but by the airports who have no interest in paying for CNN without enough customers to justify the expense. Whatever the reason - I am very glad.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 1/12/2021 7:09:18 PM (No. 658459)
Good riddance!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Imright 1/12/2021 7:10:01 PM (No. 658462)
Hip-Hip-Hooray!!!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Noj15 1/12/2021 7:12:29 PM (No. 658472)
Bye.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 1/12/2021 7:14:08 PM (No. 658476)
Maybe now their ratings will reflected only their non-captive audience.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LeeBertie 1/12/2021 7:25:54 PM (No. 658490)
What will happen to CNN's ratings now that all those viewers who weren't watching aren't being counted as watching it?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/12/2021 7:29:49 PM (No. 658496)
Closer and closer to bankruptcy the Commie Network travels.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: NorthernDog 1/12/2021 7:36:03 PM (No. 658510)
We owe a round of applause to those who have challenged the ridiculous monopoly CNN had on airport TVs. There must have been serious pushback to oust them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/12/2021 7:37:48 PM (No. 658516)
Thank God for answered prayer. I know I wasn't the only one praying the airport feed would cease.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: FunOne 1/12/2021 7:42:21 PM (No. 658525)
A small step toward making air travel less painful.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: kennedylaw 1/12/2021 7:52:02 PM (No. 658539)
FTA: "The steep decline in airport traffic because of COVID-19, coupled with all of the new ways that people are consuming content on their personal devices, has lessened the need for the CNN Airport Network" English Translation: Travelers have smartphones and tablets and are no longer forced to watch CNN at airports.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Tianne 1/12/2021 8:12:34 PM (No. 658562)
"...beloved brand" ? I have never, ever heard anyone say that they "loved" CNN. Now if they can only get them out of doctors' offices...
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Reply 14 - Posted by: padiva 1/12/2021 8:19:42 PM (No. 658569)
The medical offices I visit have the HGTV channel on. It makes the wait tolerable. It isn't political or liberal.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: wingnatz 1/12/2021 8:28:52 PM (No. 658579)
The fact that their "news" is indistinguishable from The Onion probably doesn't help either.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: nina584 1/12/2021 8:37:43 PM (No. 658590)
Thank you cnn !!!!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: rochow 1/12/2021 8:49:31 PM (No. 658600)
Can't be soon enough!!! No one ever watched that rubbish anyway!
9 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: MDConservative 1/12/2021 8:55:09 PM (No. 658605)
I'd rather watch Rocky and Bullwinkle...more real than CNN.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: comstock 1/12/2021 9:00:42 PM (No. 658617)
Translation: The airports refused to pay for the feed any more, no matter how cheap it was.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: JimBob 1/12/2021 9:04:38 PM (No. 658621)
Good News! Too bad it didn't happen decades ago!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 1/12/2021 9:26:31 PM (No. 658641)
I've been complaining in writing to the airlines about CNN for years. Finally.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: FormerDem 1/12/2021 9:48:18 PM (No. 658656)
Thank God.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 1/13/2021 1:06:24 AM (No. 658797)
What number 3 said--well done DVC
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/13/2021 1:23:56 AM (No. 658811)
Good riddance.
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