PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 37 & 38
August 24th, 2016
10:33 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 37 & 38

Culinary Journeys: Alice Waters

Thursday 22 September at 0930 BST / 1030 CET

Friday 23 September at 0430 BST / 0530 CET

Saturday 24 September at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1630 BST / 1730 CET

‘Culinary Journeys’ in September joins American chef and food pioneer Alice Waters (pictured, centre), as she travels through California to discover the state's finest produce.

Known as the mother of slow food, Waters is known for leading a delicious revolution, having dedicated her life to transforming the fast food eating habits of America.

Established in 1975, her restaurant ‘Chez Panisse’ remains at the heart of Californian cuisine, serving up simple and seasonal home cooking in the university town of Berkeley. The highlight of the year comes each summer when Chez Panisse plays host to its annual garlic festival – a tribute to a much loved ingredient which falls on the National Day of France, Bastille Day. FULL POST

CNN Films Acquires, Co-Produces Award-Winning ‘9/11’ Film Ahead of 15-Year Anniversary
August 22nd, 2016
02:26 PM ET

CNN Films Acquires, Co-Produces Award-Winning ‘9/11’ Film Ahead of 15-Year Anniversary

James Hanlon’s and Naudet Brothers’ Classic Film to be Updated and Include New Introduction by Denis Leary for Broadcast on CNN Worldwide

CNN today announced the acquisition of the Peabody and Emmy® Award-winning documentary ‘9/11,’ ahead of the 15th anniversary of the attacks on America.  The film is directed, filmed, and executive produced by Gédéon and Jules Naudet, French-born filmmakers and brothers, and by retired Manhattan firefighter James Hanlon.  The acquisition means that CNN Films will work with the team to update the film for the 2016 edition, and will retain worldwide broadcast rights for the film franchise and its archival material in perpetuity.

Award-winning actor, producer, and founder of The Leary Firefighters Foundation Denis Leary will introduce the new anniversary edition of the film, reflecting upon the heroism of the firefighters who responded that day.  From the site of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City that commemorates the fallen, including 343 members of the New York City Fire Department, Leary will recall the bravery and emotions of the events in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, and beyond. FULL POST

K-Pop legends Big Bang on CNN's 'Talk Asia' to mark their 10th anniversary
August 19th, 2016
05:55 AM ET

K-Pop legends Big Bang on CNN's 'Talk Asia' to mark their 10th anniversary

Since its debut in 2006, South Korean boy band Big Bang has risen to global stardom, spearheading the spread of K-pop throughout Asia and the rest of the world. The group, comprised of five charismatic members; G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P., Daesung, and Seungri, each bring their own unique style and talent. As they embark on their 10-year anniversary, they celebrate their unprecedented success taking to the world stage on their global tour. The band’s longevity proves they can transcend time as they continue to lead the Korean entertainment scene with trendy music and chic style. And while the members of Big Bang have developed their individual careers outside of the band their music journey is far from over.

On next month’s ‘Talk Asia’, CNN Seoul Correspondent Paula Hancocks catches up with Big Bang for an in-depth interview at S-Factory in Sungsu-dong, Seoul, where the group’s tenth anniversary exhibition is taking place. From reminiscing over the last ten years to forecasting ahead to the next decade, each member of the group shares their memories of the long journey that brought them to the top of K-pop.

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 35 & 36
'In 24 Hours' host James Williams (left) with yoga instructor Steve Ross
August 16th, 2016
08:43 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 35 & 36

LA In 24 Hours

Wednesday 7 September at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 10 September at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET

Sunday 11 September at 1330 BST / 1430 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

CNN’s monthly travel programme, ‘In 24 Hours’ returns to screens in September with a visit to Los Angeles.

From the sun-kissed shores of the California coast to the glittering lights of Hollywood, LA has been luring visitors for decades.

‘In 24 Hours’ host James Williams (pictured) goes beyond the surface of Los Angeles to experience some of the unique destinations the city has to offer.

Williams begins his morning with a personal yoga session at the highest point of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills with world renowned instructor, Steve Ross. Afterwards, he heads to the fashionable Silver Lake neighbourhood to fuel up for the day at Moon Juice, LA's hottest juice bar, frequented by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow.

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CNN INNOVATIVE CITIES: ASIAN METROPOLIS EMBRACE THE FUTURE
August 14th, 2016
10:22 PM ET

CNN INNOVATIVE CITIES: ASIAN METROPOLIS EMBRACE THE FUTURE

The pace of change across Asia’s cities is staggering, and with that growth comes new challenges, especially when it comes to laying the groundwork for a more liveable future. In this month’s half-hour program ‘Innovative Cities’, CNN  will feature five Asian cities that are using imaginative methods to break away from the past and move into a better tomorrow. From Seoul, to Singapore to Hong Kong, from Fukuoka, Japan to Kunming, China, innovative thinking is fuelling new development aimed squarely at revitalizing these cities and invigorating their residents. Despite their differences, the urban planners, architects, and entrepreneurs behind these projects share a common vision: to evolve the modern Asian metropolis beyond skyscrapers and showcases, and to place renewed focus on the hundreds of millions of people who call these cities home.

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DISCOVER JAPAN ON CNN IN AUGUST
#MyTokyo Instagrammer Yoshiro Ishii
August 5th, 2016
07:11 AM ET

DISCOVER JAPAN ON CNN IN AUGUST

Japan is an island nation with distinctive architecture, historical temples and shrines, and glitzy shopping hubs. The country has long been famed for its cuisine, unique pop culture, and cutting edge technology. While the news has been filled with stories about its economic struggle after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, the nation still remains the world’s third largest economy. And after the Olympic Games wraps up in Rio de Janeiro this year, all eyes around the world will turn to Japan against the backdrop of preparing the 2020 Summer Olympics.

This month, CNN focuses on Japan and gets unique perspectives from six bloggers, four Instagrammers, a Michelin-starred chef, a charismatic mayor, and an 88-year-old scientist-turned-inventor. CNN takes a special look at the country’s rich culture spanning travel, food, fashion, music, technology and urban invention.

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CNN is Africa’s #1 international media brand
August 4th, 2016
05:30 AM ET

CNN is Africa’s #1 international media brand

CNN is the biggest international media brand amongst affluent audiences across Africa, according to the Ipsos Affluent Survey Africa, out today.

The independent research study shows that CNN reaches 60% of Africa’s elite population* every month via TV or digital platforms** – more than any other international media brand. CNN far outranks all news competitors – 27% ahead of the BBC, 54% ahead of Al Jazeera English, 68% ahead of Sky News and 159% ahead of euronews. In fact, CNN is ahead of all news competitors in every daily, weekly and monthly metric.

Ipsos Africa Infographic 2

CNN is also #1 international news brand in monthly cross-platform reach amongst core audience segments of Frequent International Business Travellers (74% reach across Africa), Influential Opinion Leaders (74%), High Income Earners (72%), Luxury Consumers (62%), Business Decision Makers (61%) and C-Suites (57%)***. Again – this is far ahead of all other international news competitors.

“We are proud that CNN continues to resonate more than any other international media brand across Africa in both TV and digital,” said Rani Raad, President, CNN International Commercial. “Our #1 position reflects our continued commitment to news and programming for and about the continent and demonstrates the value that we bring to advertisers who want to reach African audiences.”

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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. FULL POST

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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