LG Electronics USA and CNN Airport Network today announced further expansion of their long-standing alliance with the installation of new flat-panel LG LED displays at San Diego International Airport this spring. With this installation, LG digital signage screens are showing CNN Airport Network content at more than 25 airports in major cities across the United States.
Also under way this spring are LG technology upgrades at a number of major airports including Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and others. All told, 1,100-plus LG screens now serve more than 1,600 gates with CNN Airport Network's 24/7 high-definition news, entertainment and sports programming.
"LG's leadership in advanced displays for the transportation industry complements CNN Airport Network's compelling, entertaining and timely programming for busy, on-the-go air travelers," said Debbie Cooper, President of CNN Airport Network. "CNN Airport Network is dedicated to meeting the needs and interests of our audience, and our long-standing alliance with LG is a key to fulfilling that mission."
Launched in 1991, CNN Airport Network is the only live satellite-delivered airport programming service specifically designed for the busy traveler. CNN Airport Network delivers live daily news from CNN and HLN, original travel features, entertainment programming from HBO, TBS, TNT and TCM, and live sporting events from premier sports leagues such as the NBA, MLB and the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.
Emphasizing LG's leadership in airport displays, William Cho, President and CEO of LG Electronics USA, said, "Nowhere is LG's strength in advanced digital signage more evident than in LG displays at the nation's leading airports from coast to coast. The CNN Airport Network significantly enhances the gate experience, and we're proud that LG displays bring their compelling content to millions of business and leisure travelers."
In San Diego, the CNN Airport Network is deploying 26 new LG displays serving 49 of the 55 total gates. At DFW Airport, about 200 new LG displays are being deployed in a major upgrade and expansion. In Houston, dozens of displays are being upgraded to new thinner-bezel models.
LG's role as the primary display technology partner for the CNN Airport Network builds on a 10-year relationship between the two companies.
About LG Electronics USA
The LG Electronics USA Business-to-Business (B2B) division serves customers in the U.S. digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, transportation, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG B2B delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $56 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. For more information, please visit www.LGSolutions.com.
About CNN Airport Network
CNN Airport Network, which is run by Turner Private Networks, Inc., can be seen in more than 2,000 gates and other viewing areas in major U.S. airports, representing more than 469 million passenger enplanements annually. CNN Airport Network delivers national and international news, live breaking news, entertainment, weather, live sports, business and lifestyle features from CNN and other Time Warner properties.
CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world's most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.