Bringing CNNgo to Roku, Apple TV, and Android TV
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.
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. A key part of the project was to deliver a great, customized experience for live streaming. 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.
Accedo’s engineering and UX design experts ensured that CNNgo channels can deliver engaging live streaming performances similar to the browser and iPad platforms on specific Roku devices. The CNNgo channels allow 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.
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.
Director of User Experience and Design, Accedo