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CNN to Switch to Nokia Maps for TV Broadcasts

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The television news channel, CNN has inked a deal with Nokia to switch its on screen map displays to Nokia's own mapping services provided by NAVTEQ.

It's a significant development as many news channels worldwide have on-screen map agreements with Google for its Satellite photos service.

The collaboration debuted with the use of Nokia's 3D Maps across CNN's platforms in its recent coverage of the British royal wedding.

"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." said Jerri DeVard, Chief Marketing Officer, Nokia.

The collaboration also includes the CNN App for Nokia which provides mobile access to CNN's world, business, sport, entertainment and technology reporting, as well as live streaming video. The app also allows users to share CNN's news via their own social channels, and participate in the reporting process with direct access to CNN's participatory news community, iReport.

Nokia has worked with CNN for several years - going as far back as to one of the earliest WAP services on its 7110 handset in 1999.

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