PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 33 & 34
Japanese chef Shinobu Namae featured in August's episode of 'Culinary Journeys'
July 29th, 2016
07:07 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 33 & 34

Culinary Journeys: Shinobu Namae

Thursday 18 August at 0930 BST / 1030 CET

Friday 19 August at 0430 BST / 0530 CET

Saturday 20 August at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1630 BST / 1730 CET

Saturday 27 August at 1230 BST / 1330 CET

Sunday 28 August at 0530 BST / 0630 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

In August, ‘Culinary Journeys’ explores Japan's rich history of hospitality with two Michelin-star chef, Shinobu Namae (pictured).

One of the traditions at the heart of Japanese hospitality is the tea ceremony. Namae has introduced this ritual at his own Tokyo restaurant, L'Effervescence, and he meets with a tea master to understand the significance of this ritual.

‘Culinary Journeys’ travels with Namae to Japan's original capital, Kyoto ,which still remains a cultural cornerstone of the country. Alongside tea producer Marukyu Koyamaen, Namae tastes the highest quality green powdered tea known as Matcha, as he learns about the delicate balance it takes to grow the best tea possible.

As tea is such an integral part of the traditional multicourse meal known as Kaiseki, Namae visits famed chefs Yoshihiro Takahashi and Nakahigashi Hisato to discover how tapping into seasonality is part of creating unforgettable culinary experiences for their guests.

Namae then returns to Tokyo to visit Terada Honke, a sake brewery that has been in operation for more than 300 years. As Namae picnics amongst the rice fields with friends, he honours the ingredients and craftsmanship of Japan with a childhood favourite food and a final cup of Matcha tea.

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SUZLON GROUP PROMOTES ECOLOGICAL INNOVATION THROUGH GLOBAL CAMPAIGN ON CNN
July 27th, 2016
05:29 AM ET

SUZLON GROUP PROMOTES ECOLOGICAL INNOVATION THROUGH GLOBAL CAMPAIGN ON CNN

  • Multi-platform content, including 15-minute program ‘Eco Solutions’, to focus on green pioneers and their projects

Suzlon Group is embarking on a global multi-platform sponsorship of ‘Eco Solutions’, CNN’s TV and digital series that tells the stories of people around the world creating innovative solutions to preserve the planet. This annual campaign builds on the longstanding relationship between CNN and Suzlon Group and will amplify the company’s position as one of the leading clean energy solutions providers in the world.

Starting in July, the brand solution is tailored to reach CNN’s upscale and sought-after international audiences across all CNN platforms – this includes on-air billboards, vignettes and exclusive digital ads on the ‘Eco Solutions’ feature page www.cnn.com/ecosolutions. Furthermore, the campaign takes advantage of CNN Audience Insight Measurement (CNN AIM) to specifically reach audience segments such as opinion leaders, C-suites and business decision makers across CNN’s digital platforms. CREATE, CNN International Commercial’s award-winning, in-house brand studio, has devised and produced branded video content and adverts for Suzlon Group.

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INDONESIA’S YOUNG INNOVATORS ON CNN’S TALK ASIA
Formula One driver Rio Haryanto
July 27th, 2016
03:10 AM ET

INDONESIA’S YOUNG INNOVATORS ON CNN’S TALK ASIA

Next month, CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’ has got its eyes on Indonesia – the world’s fourth largest country. CNN takes a look at some of the country’s biggest game changers and the personalities that are making waves in the archipelago both domestically and internationally.

In this episode, CNN’s Manisha Tank sits down with three key Indonesian figures who are young, innovative and represent a rapidly changing and fast developing Indonesia.

‘Talk Asia’ catches up with Indonesia’s first Formula One racer Rio Haryanto (Pictured), as he opens up about making history and representing Indonesia on the Grand Prix stage. Manisha Tank then meets one of the founders of lifestyle concept group Potato Head, Ronald Akili, who is representing Indonesia internationally. At his notable Potato Head Beach Club in Bali, Ronald Akili opens up about his success in starting one of the country’s most successful business brands. Finally, CNN gets access to one of the hottest start-ups in Indonesia, Go Jek, to find out how Nadiem Makarim is hoping his app will help solve an age old problem: traffic and congestion.

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CNN International puts the green agenda centre stage through new series, ‘Eco Solutions’
'Eco Solutions' host Isa Soares
July 20th, 2016
11:06 AM ET

CNN International puts the green agenda centre stage through new series, ‘Eco Solutions’

Saturday 23 July at 1330 BST / 1430 CET

Air quality, polluted oceans and energy production: these are just some of the environmental issues blighting our planet today. Who has the answers? What’s been proven to work?

Each month CNN’s ‘Eco Solutions’ takes an issue from the green agenda and looks at what people are doing to address the issue.

Hosted by CNN anchor Isa Soares, ‘Eco Solutions’ takes viewers to meet the people across the globe whose innovations are helping to combat our rapidly growing effects on the environment.

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FULL TRANSCRIPT: CNN World Exclusive Interview with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
July 18th, 2016
06:04 PM ET

FULL TRANSCRIPT: CNN World Exclusive Interview with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In his first interview since the failed military coup on July 15, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells CNN’s Becky Anderson (@BeckyCNN) he would approve reinstating the death penalty if lawmakers approve the measure.

“There is a clear crime of treason and your request can never be rejected by our government,” says Erdogan speaking through his translator. “But of course it will take a parliamentary decision for that to take action in the form of a constitutional measure so leaders will have to get together and discuss it, and if they accept to discuss it then I as president will approve any decision that comes out of the parliament.”

Conducted at the presidential palace in Istanbul, Erdogan also tells CNN he’s calling for extradition of Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen from the U.S., what happened the night of the coup attempt – including turning to social media to get his message out – and why it “never crossed” his mind he would be ousted as president.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

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CNN MULTICHOICE AFRICAN JOURNALIST 2016 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
July 18th, 2016
05:01 AM ET

CNN MULTICHOICE AFRICAN JOURNALIST 2016 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Competition were announced today by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel.

This year, the competition received 1637 entries – a record number – from 38 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese-speaking Africa.

There are 38 finalists from 14 countries:

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 31 & 32
Campana designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who feature in August's edition of 'CNN Style' (Photo by Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images)
July 14th, 2016
07:49 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 31 & 32

CNN Style

Saturday 6 August at 1330 BST / 1430 CET

Sunday 7 August at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET

Wednesday 10 August at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 13 August at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET

Sunday 14 August at 1330 BST / 1430 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

Ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games, ‘CNN Style’, hosted by Derek Blasberg, explores what gives Rio de Janeiro its beauty and edge. ‘The Marvellous City’ is home to captivating beaches, unrivalled nightlife, as well as the year’s most anticipated sporting event.

Supermodel and Victoria Secret Angel Adriana Lima shares her most cherished parts of Rio with ‘CNN Style’ and reveals the Olympic sports she’ll be keeping her eye on.

Renowned Brazilian visual artist and sculptor, Ernesto Neto creates otherworldly and interactive art installations around the world.  ‘CNN Style’ visits his studio in Rio to learn where Neto finds inspiration for his masterpieces. FULL POST

New Ipsos Affluent Survey Middle East results: CNN is the Middle East’s #1 international news channel
July 11th, 2016
05:21 AM ET

New Ipsos Affluent Survey Middle East results: CNN is the Middle East’s #1 international news channel

CNN is again named as the #1 international news channel in daily, weekly and monthly reach in the Ipsos Affluent Survey Middle East.

The independent industry research study shows that the CNN International TV channel reaches 21% of the Middle East’s elite population* every month. This is well ahead of Al Jazeera English (16% reach), BBC World News (12%), CNBC (10%) and Sky News (9%) **. All other international news brands are even further behind.

CNN’s monthly reach across the Middle East increases to 28% when its digital properties are added to the scale of linear TV***.

CNN is also the #1 international news brand across the region in monthly cross-platform reach amongst core audience segments of Influential Opinion Leaders (41% reach across Middle East), Luxury Consumers (33% reach), Business Decision Makers (38% reach), High Income Earners (45% reach) and International Business Travellers (37%)****. Again – this is far ahead of all other international news competitors.

“CNN has made a sustained commitment to the Middle East for many years now,” said Rani Raad, President, CNN International Commercial. “We launched CNN Arabic and have continued to invest in the service; in the last year we have unveiled new studios and facilities at our major production hubs in Abu Dhabi and Dubai; and we have moved our flagship show Connect the World to be produced and broadcast from the region. This commitment puts CNN in the unique perspective of being able to uncover stories for and about the region as part of our wider output as the world’s news leader. We are proud that this approach across TV and digital continues to resonate with Middle East audiences as well as our commercial partners across the region.” FULL POST

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for Sunday EXCLUSIVE on July 10
July 7th, 2016
04:25 PM ET

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto interviewed by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for Sunday EXCLUSIVE on July 10

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria interviewed Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto from the Canadian capital of Ottawa for a global broadcast exclusive Sunday, July 10 on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

Portions of the interview will first broadcast across CNN’s television, mobile, and digital platforms on Friday, July 8.

Interview topics included his views on U.S. immigration policies, the current U.S. presidential election, and the Mexican government’s war against drug cartels.

Mr. Peña Nieto’s interview will be partially in English and partially translated to English from Spanish.

Viewers can comment on this special broadcast via Twitter by using the hashtag #FZGPS. FULL POST

Bitdefender turns to CNN for smart home cybersecurity branded content campaign
July 7th, 2016
03:45 AM ET

Bitdefender turns to CNN for smart home cybersecurity branded content campaign

Bitdefender, a leading internet security technology company protecting 500 million users worldwide, is raising awareness about cybersecurity threats in the Internet of Things space (IoT) through a unique, highly targeted advertising campaign on CNNMoney with a goal to grow sales of its Bitdefender BOX product.

In one of CNN International Commercial (CNNIC)’s largest digital-only projects, Bitdefender is sponsoring a bespoke CNNMoney video series 'Unhackable', integrated with branded content and a range of rich digital ad formats. The Unhackable landing page will feature on CNNMoney throughout 2016.

The branded content and sponsored editorial videos will be optimised through CNN Audience Insight Measurement (AIM) to target tech enthusiasts and IT decision-makers in one of Bitdefender’s key markets, the US. Using CNN AIM, Bitdefender will receive a range of analysed data metrics, insight and reporting well beyond the click through rate to show how users interact with the campaign.

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