CNN International to Launch on SiriusXM
August 16th, 2017
01:27 PM ET

CNN International to Launch on SiriusXM

CNN International, which reaches more than 354 million television households around the world, will expand its presence in the U.S. by launching on SiriusXM beginning Thursday, August 17.

CNN International will be available through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, online at www.siriusxm.com/player, and select SiriusXM radios on channel 454.

With a distinctive programming lineup featuring renowned journalists such as Christiane Amanpour, Richard Quest, Becky Anderson and Hala Gorani, CNN International offers in-depth reporting and analysis of news from around the world. FULL POST

‘WHY TRUMP WON’ – Fareed Zakaria on the Reshaping of American Politics
July 27th, 2017
10:52 AM ET

‘WHY TRUMP WON’ – Fareed Zakaria on the Reshaping of American Politics

New CNN Special Report Premieres Monday, August 7 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. and CNN International

Donald Trump’s victory on Nov. 8, 2016, shocked the American political establishment.  WHY TRUMP WON, tells the story of the signals many missed, but were there all along.  Fareed Zakaria points to himself – “I got it wrong,” he says – as he explores the cultural forces that propelled Trump towards his historic presidential win in a new CNN Special Report, WHY TRUMP WON, that will premiere Monday, Aug. 7 at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.

WHY TRUMP WON shows how Trump has worked towards closing the ultimate deal – winning the White House – for decades.  Trump attended his first Republican National convention in 1988 and competed for the Reform Party nomination in 1999.  And, through print ads, television interviews, and social media, Trump has carefully tailored his political messages over the years and ultimately persuaded millions to join his powerful political army.

In WHY TRUMP WON, Zakaria reports on families falling apart: depression, drugs, desperation, and finally resentment taking root in some American communities, supplanting what had been flourishing middle class optimism.  Under a veneer of rosy 2016 stock market and jobs statistics, was a decades-long crumbling of middle class culture and a long-simmering loss of faith in institutions.

David Betras, chairman of Ohio’s Mahoning County Democratic Party, is frustrated that “a man who [uses] gold-plated toilets” became the political bannerman for middle America, but Betras feels Hillary Clinton and the Democrats lost as definitively as Donald Trump won in 2016.  Betras says working class people in Mahoning felt Democrats, the “party of the people,” had left them.  And, they channeled their frustrations into electoral victories last year for Donald Trump that were decisive in what some described as an earthquake of an election. FULL POST

CNN Wins Prince Rainier III Special Prize at Monte Carlo TV Festival
June 22nd, 2017
09:43 AM ET

CNN Wins Prince Rainier III Special Prize at Monte Carlo TV Festival

CNN's 'Midway: A Plastic Island', a revealing documentary on the tiny Pacific island on the frontline of the world's fight against discarded plastic, received the Prince Rainier III Special Prize at the 57th Monte Carlo Television Festival Tuesday night.

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh, Ingrid Formanek and Deborah Rayner were on hand to accept the prestigious award from Monte Carlo Television Festival Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

About Midway: A Plastic Island:
Last summer CNN got exclusive access to Midway Atoll in the north Pacific Ocean, where the plastic we throw away each day washes up on the beach, works its way into the ocean and potentially ends up in our food. From the frontline, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh, Ingrid Formanek, Jackson Loo and Mark Phillips got a closer look at the toll our disposable culture is taking on the wildlife there – and the health implications for the rest of the world. Watch the documentary here. 

Impact of Midway: A Plastic Island:
CNN's 'Midway: A Plastic Island' has been integrated into educational resources in the UK as a unique way to explore the impact of plastic pollution. CNN also recently supported a children's film festival at the London IMAX, where more than 2,000 children from schools across the UK gathered to watch the video reports they created based on CNN's reporting from Midway.


Topics: Awards • CNN • CNN DIGITAL • Nick Paton Walsh
Japanese innovation and inspiration take centre stage in new series from Great Big Story and CNN Digital Studios in association with All Nippon Airways
June 14th, 2017
04:54 AM ET

Japanese innovation and inspiration take centre stage in new series from Great Big Story and CNN Digital Studios in association with All Nippon Airways

Everything from Japan’s flying cars to hip-hop grandmas are celebrated in two new series produced by Great Big Story and CNN Digital Studios as part of a branded content collaboration with All Nippon Airlines (ANA), Japan’s only 5-star airline.

The partnership between ANA and CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) was originally established in 2016 with the ambition to encourage travellers to explore Japan with ANA, leading to the creation of the successful 2016 Ichigo Ichie digital series. Evolving that strong partnership, the new campaign marks the first sponsorship from CNNIC which combines the expertise of the network’s premium original video content arm CNN Digital Studios, cinematic storytelling from global media company Great Big Story, and bespoke content from CNNIC’s brand content studio, Create.

The CNN Digital Studios series, titled Vision: The Future of Japan, is the biggest series to date produced by CNN Digital Studios in London. A collection of eight films, all shot on location across Japan, offers an in-depth look at the fascinating destination and explores the ambitious projects that are shaping the future of the universe including flying cars and the world’s fastest supercomputer.

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CNN named most popular news source for business and leisure travellers
June 12th, 2017
06:39 AM ET

CNN named most popular news source for business and leisure travellers

No other international news media comes close to CNN in engaging with global business and leisure travel audiences, according to the inaugural Media GPS survey, conducted by international research consultancy BDRC Group, which has studied the trends of 9.9 million weekly international travellers.

By surveying international travellers as they book through online travel agencies (OTAs), traditional travel agents and corporate travel management companies (TMCs), the Media GPS study found that over 50% of all international travellers turn to CNN via TV and digital for news and information during their trips.

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Television Academy Honors CNN Films for WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World
June 9th, 2017
10:10 AM ET

Television Academy Honors CNN Films for WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World

CNN Films WE WILL RISE: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World was celebrated with five other honorees last night in Los Angeles by the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences with a Television Academy Honors Award.  The Television Academy Honors are conferred for exceptional programming that changes hearts and minds about challenging social issues.

VIDEO of the acceptance remarks is available here: http://www.emmys.com/video/2017-television-academy-honors-we-will-rise-michelle-obamas-mission-educate-girls-around-world

WE WILL RISE featured the former First Lady Michelle Obama, actors and human rights activists Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto, and CNN's Isha Sesay as they explored the inspirational stories of girls in Liberia and Morocco overcoming incredible odds to pursue their educations.  The film first premiered on CNN/U.S. and CNN International on October 11, 2016.

Actor Dana Delany presented the award last night to CNN's Isha Sesay and to the film's director, Tony Gerber of Market Road Films and The Documentary Group, which produced the film for CNN Films.

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CNN International to air special coverage of UK Election
June 7th, 2017
12:06 PM ET

CNN International to air special coverage of UK Election

CNN International will kick off rolling coverage of the UK election with special programming, beginning at 10pm BST on Thursday 8 June, tracking all the latest news, polls, results and reactions as the UK heads once again to the polls.

Coverage on 8 June will be anchored from the CNN London bureau by Hala Gorani and Richard Quest, with correspondents stationed at key locations for the big vote.

Christiane Amanpour will be outside the Houses of Parliament, where she will be joined by Robin Oakley to interview key guests during the evening.

At Theresa May’s campaign headquarters, Nic Robertson will be on hand to gauge reaction, while Fred Pleitgen will be at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign HQ.

Nina dos Santos will be stationed at a key polling station as voters cast their ballots, and Erin McLaughlin will be in Brussels, to look at how the vote might impact on Brexit negotiations.

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CNN International Commercial transforms insight and AI capabilities through creation of Audiences and Data group
June 7th, 2017
04:27 AM ET

CNN International Commercial transforms insight and AI capabilities through creation of Audiences and Data group

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) is investing in industry-leading data insight, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities as it evolves the way that advertisers can partner with CNN for pan regional TV and digital campaigns that are fully accountable, regardless of the platform.

These capabilities reflect the way that CNN now works with advertisers on pre-dominantly multiplatform brand solutions in a dynamic pan-regional trading environment. A new Audiences and Data centre of excellence is established within CNNIC, replacing the linear-focused research function which has traditionally relied on industry surveys for audience insight. Headed by data scientist Mark Sear, who joins from EMC Consulting, the Audiences and Data group will harness data to spearhead innovation across all parts of CNN’s international business and deliver cutting-edge evidence-based solutions for CNNIC’s clients.

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Topics: CNN • CNN International • CNNI Press Releases • CNNIC
Introducing CNN Talk: Max Foster to chair new political debate show
May 4th, 2017
01:02 PM ET

Introducing CNN Talk: Max Foster to chair new political debate show

Introducing CNN Talk: Max Foster to chair new political debate show

A new political debate show will debut this Friday on CNN International at midday London time. CNN Talk, chaired by Max Foster, will dissect the big stories of the week as several key elections and political events come into focus.

Foster, CNN’s London correspondent, will be joined by economist and commentator Liam Halligan, known for his regular columns in the Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator; former Labour Party advisor turned political commentator Ayesha Hazarika, and LBC Drivetime presenter Iain Dale.

Up for discussion in the first show will be this weekend’s presidential election in France, as well as the latest on the UK election trail, events in Washington, and the big political stories from around the world.

Viewers can interact with the show via social media by watching live on CNN International’s Facebook page. Your live comments will play an active role in the panel’s discussion.

CNN Talk airs Friday at 7am ET/midday BST/1pm CET on CNN International.

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MEET THE ISIS SOLDIER NEXT DOOR IN NEW CNN DOCUMENTARY 'ISIS: BEHIND THE MASK'
March 27th, 2017
04:18 PM ET

MEET THE ISIS SOLDIER NEXT DOOR IN NEW CNN DOCUMENTARY 'ISIS: BEHIND THE MASK'

New primetime special from Clarissa Ward premieres Friday, March 31 at 10pm ET
on CNN/U.S. and CNN International

He plays video games, hangs out with his friends and even collects welfare payments from his home country of Belgium. On the outside, 28-year-old Younnes Delefortrie looks like many young Belgians, but this former altar boy joined ISIS in Syria and now he’s back on the streets of Belgium.

“I’m not a Belgian, I am Muslim. Every Muslim in the world, even if he has a beard from one meter to one millimeter, has to believe in caliphate,” says Delefortrie.

CNN senior international correspondent Clarissa Ward has a rare, unfiltered look at the life and mind of an ISIS soldier. ISIS: Behind the Mask premieres Friday, March 31 at 10pm ET on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.    FULL POST


Topics: Clarissa Ward • CNN Press Releases • ISIS
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