CNN Facing Challenge From Clear Channel In Airport TV Market

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    CNN, which has suffered from lower ratings and increased competition in the cable television market, is now facing a new challenge in an area it has dominated for two decades: airports.

    Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings is unveiling a new TV product that will hang in airport gates and display news, sports and other programs, aiming to compete with Time Warner Inc's CNN for viewers waiting for flights around the country.

    Clear Channel Outdoor, the second-largest outdoor advertising company behind JC Decaux, has signed 100 content deals for the new service dubbed "ClearVision," including with major TV networks such as Fox, CBS and NBC, company executives told Reuters.

    Toby Sturek, Clear Channel's head of airports, said the company is in discussions with about 20 airports including some large ones where CNN has its TVs, though the first airport ClearVision will enter in November is Raleigh-Durham International in North Carolina, where CNN does not have a presence.

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