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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pipeline to be Free

From MICHAEL E. KANELL at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The free-lunch-on-the-Internet crowd has won another round.

CNN is giving up on the idea of charging for CNN Pipeline, launched in late 2005 as a $25-a-year service providing four "streams" of video with footage of breaking news.

CNN plans to redesign and repackage its Internet offerings, said spokeswoman Jennifer L. Martin. Plans call for "folding" Pipeline into that new format on July 1.

More than 6 million users visit the CNN site each day. CNN declined to say how many are subscribers to CNN Pipeline. However, on its best day — the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks — Pipeline pulled in 1.2 million viewers.

But it was free that day, as it is on days of major news events, Martin said

To read more check out or CNN Press Release.


megan said...

Yea!!! I love Pipeline and am so glad that now it will be free all the time.

I do have to say I was one of the 1.2 million people who watched Pipeline last 9/11.

Thanks for the update PT!!!!

Lavendar Blue said...

Yay! I bet someone, at least one person out there, is mad because they totally bought a subscription yesterday.

Annie Kate said...

yeah - me!! I bought a subscription about a month ago - hope I'll get a rebate but bet I won't. sigh....

sydney said...

I read on a press release that they will be giving prorated rebates to people who paid. So no worries!