CNN Pipeline: “Is To Online News What The iPod Is To Digital Music,” Payne Says

By Brian 

Following up on Saturday’s posts: CNN Pipeline officially launches at 8 a.m. Monday.

Jim Walton and other CNN heavy hitters are hosting a launch party at 7:30 a.m. in Atlanta, a tipster says.

David Payne, SVP of CNN News Services and GM of, calls Pipeline the “ultimate news experience.” “Designed for people to ‘watch and work,’ CNN Pipeline gives consumers commercial-free choices and control,” Payne says in a press release coming out later today. “Easy to use and elegant in design, CNN Pipeline is to online news what the iPod is to digital music.”

> Saturday: Pipeline will be produced in high definition. It will include a CNN International pipe.

> Lost Remote commenter: “Not sure I’m up for paying even $3 a month… but this is a pretty impressive effort.”