June 12th, 2014

CNN Airport Network to air daily coverage of 2014 FIFA World Cup

Network Will Air CNN International’s “World Sport” Show Live From Brazil Beginning June 12 And Running Through July 13

CNN Airport Network, the nation’s preeminent source for on-the-go news and entertainment in the airport industry, is ramping up its sports programming to bring airport viewers live, daily coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Beginning today, CNN Airport Network will air CNN International’s World Sport show each day at 12pm ET/PT, featuring highlights from the day’s games and events surrounding the World Cup broadcast live from Brazil. World Sport is CNN International’s daily global sports news program featuring all the key highlights, profiles and interviews with the newsmakers and stars of sport around the world.

“We strive to bring our audience a broad mix of entertaining, relevant and newsworthy programming, and this is a perfect example of how we constantly evolve our product offering to bring airport passengers the content they want to see while they’re traveling,” said Debbie Cooper, President of CNN Airport Network. “CNN Airport Network includes a vast array of marquee programming from our popular portfolio of news and entertainment and networks, and we’re thrilled to work with our international counterparts to bring our viewers coverage of this riveting global sporting event.”

World Sport will be anchored in Rio de Janeiro for the duration of the tournament and CNN International will have a dedicated live studio for World Cup coverage set-up in Rio de Janeiro, alongside its permanent bureau in São Paolo. CNN World Sport anchors Amanda Davies, Alex Thomas and Lara Baldesarra will bring their expert analysis from Rio and elsewhere, and the network will have teams on hand at key games throughout the tournament. Off the pitch, CNN’s Brazil-based International Correspondent, Shasta Darlington, alongside fellow International Correspondent Fred Pleitgen, will also follow the big stories as they develop.

Launched in 1991, CNN Airport Network is the only live satellite-delivered airport programming service specifically designed for the busy traveler. CNN Airport Network is available in 50 major airports nationwide, and delivers live daily news from CNN, HLN and CNN en Espanol, original travel features, entertainment programming from HBO, TBS, TNT and TCM, and live sporting events from premiere sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

About CNN Airport Network
CNN Airport Network, which is run by Turner Private Networks, Inc., can be seen in more than 2,100 gates and other viewing areas in 50 major U.S. airports, representing more than 469 million passenger enplanements annually. CNN Airport Network delivers national and international news, live breaking news, entertainment, weather, live sports, business and lifestyle features from CNN and other Time Warner properties.

About CNN
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively-syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.