The two companies entered into a collaboration in which Nokia becomes a key part of the news network’s roster of mapping providers.
This collaboration is a great fit for us as both companies share a similar philosophy on connecting people beyond borders through the combination of compelling news content and highly sophisticated technology, said Tony Maddox, Managing Director, CNN International. The international scale of each of our businesses makes the scope of the collaboration particularly exciting.
Nokia and CNN share the belief that news is now mobile, powerfully democratic, and can immediately be shared by people around the world, said Jerri DeVard, Chief Marketing Officer, Nokia. We are pleased that CNN wants to use Nokia’s innovative mapping services for its international news platforms, and we are excited to work with CNN to deliver a compelling news service to users of Nokia phones.
In a press release, the collaboration of the two companies focuses on global news gathering, user-generated content, mapping technologies, and location-based services; and the partnership debuted when CNN make use of Nokia’s 3D Maps in its coverage of the British royal wedding back in April.
The financial value of the collaboration remains undisclosed.
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Also part of the collaboration includes the CNN App for Nokia which provides mobile access to CNN, allowing users to share news via their own social channels, and participate in the reporting process with direct access to CNN’s participatory news community, iReport. CNN App for Nokia is available at the Ovi Store via this link.