CNN to Give Free Online Access to Democratic Debate

Will Use to Showcase Value of 'TV Everywhere'
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CNN said it will again provide live online access to its televised presidential debate coverage.

While streaming CNN is usually confined to authenticated MVPD subs, as it did with the Republican presidential debate last month, CNN said it will make the Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13 available as a freeview to "showcase the value of TV Everywhere."

CNN's coverage will be available from 8 to 11 p.m. online and on mobile devices.

The move not only benefits non-subs, it will help increase the number of eyeballs advertisers will get for their ads in the coverage, a point a CNN spokesperson made about opening up the Republican debate to a freeview audience, though the Democratic debate will lack one big drawing card for the previous two debates: The always colorful Donald Trump.

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