LG Electronics And CNN Airport Network Expand Transportation Digital Signage Alliance

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

CNN Airport Network and LG Electronics USA have announced a further expansion of their long-standing 10-year 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 US..

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. Altogether, more than 1,100 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,” says Debbie Cooper, CNN Airport Network president. “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 claims position as 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 the major sports leagues.

William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics USA, says, “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.

CNN Airport is a satellite television network that is owned by Turner Private Networks, a subsidiary of the Turner Broadcasting System, a division of Time Warner.

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