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CNN Digital wanted to build a unique news experience on the Roku platform. The streaming channel features a combination of authenticated (accessible with a login from a pay TV provider) and free content, including live streaming, a library of on-demand content and collections of video clips from CNN programming.

Performance Optimized for the 10-foot Experience

Accedo’s development team was tasked with building a highly custom streaming channel that mimics the popular CNN experiences available on the web and iPad. The highlight of their achievement is that the channel delivers live streaming performance similar to the browser and iPad platforms on specific Roku devices – a strong example of Accedo’s engineering capabilities.

A Step Forward for Live Streaming

A key part of the project was to deliver a great custom experience for live streaming. The CNNgo channels allows the user to view the previous 6 hours of the live broadcast at the story or segment level. Each segment is paired with contextual and related content. This feature is just one great example of the strong design and capabilities of the CNNgo channel on Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. The Accedo design team rose to the occasion in providing a rich, dynamic live streaming UX that gives the customer freedom to navigate live content feeds, without ever losing sight of breaking news and developing stories.

Working with the CNN Digital team was a joy. Through close collaboration, we were able to help them achieve their vision for CNNgo on the Roku platform. They’ve delivered a truly groundbreaking experience.

Vitali Soroka Director of User Experience & Design, Accedo
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