WHAC notes that CNN will be offering Pipeline for free for a day on Tuesday February 28th. Is this part of CNN’s Mardi Gras coverage?
UPDATE: This is from today’s press release…
CNN.com will offer broadband Internet users worldwide free access to CNN Pipeline, its commercial-free on-demand video news service, on Tuesday, Feb. 28. CNN Pipeline’s first “Free Preview Day” will begin at midnight and run until 11:59 p.m. (ET) coinciding with Fat Tuesday celebrations across the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Throughout the day, Internet users will have the ability to view ongoing and breaking news events across the world through CNN Pipeline’s multiple live video streams, video archives and on-demand news clips from CNN’s unmatched global newsgathering operation. CNN Pipeline’s special Mardi Gras coverage includes a full day of reports from the Gulf Coast and on-demand video from previous Mardi Gras celebrations.
CNN Pipeline will air live reports from CNN correspondents in the region, as well as related taped reports, through real-time, streaming coverage on up to four simultaneous feeds. In addition, CNN Pipeline will stream a live feed from one of New Orleans’ most famous streets – Bourbon Street in the French Quarter – to give users a bird’s eye view of the festivities between the hours of 7 a.m. and midnight (ET).