London 25 June 2014: CNN International is to broadcast what will be the first ever live TV programme from The Shard – the tallest building in the European Union – in a special edition of The World Right Now with Hala Gorani this Thursday.
Gorani, who recently moved to CNN’s London bureau from its Atlanta headquarters to anchor a new show for the network, will present an hour long news programme, covering the key stories of the day across news, business and sport.
“The Shard has become an iconic symbol of this global city in a very short space of time,” Gorani said. “It’s the perfect place to anchor an international news programme, and you couldn’t wish for a more stunning backdrop of the London skyline.” FULL POST
- CNN Facebook partnership to engage global fan community
- Live TV coverage from Brazil throughout tournament
- Dedicated programming building towards the big kick-off and beyond
London 27 May 2014. CNN International will be bringing its audiences a range of in-depth news, analysis and features – across TV, online and mobile – during the build-up to the 2014 World Cup, and throughout the tournament.
The network’s coverage will include live programming from Brazil, feature programming from around the world, and online initiatives that will bring audiences up to the minute reaction and analysis from all corners of the globe. FULL POST
UAE ports and logistics company Gulftainer is sponsoring CNN Marketplace Middle East FaceTime vignettes in an exclusive campaign to build brand awareness in support of the company’s growth and imminent entry into the United States market.
The sponsorship, which started on 11th April, is part of a multi-media campaign with CNN International for Gulftainer, the largest terminal operator in the Middle East. The company recently announced a new brand identity alongside a plan to begin operations on North America’s Eastern Seaboard. Gulftainer has grown its Brazil and Lebanon operations in addition to acquiring Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO) in Saudi Arabia. CNN International was selected as the exclusive media platform for this campaign due to reach of the CNN network, its premium global audience and the relevance of the content. FULL POST
Series To Launch this Fall
For more than a decade, Mike Rowe has been nationally known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” as host and the executive producer of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs (2005-2012). He traveled to all 50 states and completed 300 different jobs, transforming cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, ice roads, coal mines, and oil derricks. He initiated a hands–on way to pay tribute to a nation of unsung heroes, conclusively demonstrating that fun and hard work are two sides of the same coin and confirmed the value of delayed gratification, sacrifice, hard work, good humor and optimism. He is now on a brand new mission and he will bringthat mission to CNN beginning this fall.
According to Nielsen Fast National data, the premiere of CNN Original Series: Death Row Stories was #1 in cable news last night (9-10:00pm) averaging 255k in the key demo adults 25-54 rating, outperforming the combined delivery of MSNBC (117k) and FOX (103k). In total viewers, CNN placed second with 719k, a +196% advantage over MSNBC’s 243k. FOX averaged 990k in total viewers at 9pm.
CNN also showed the most growth at 9pm vs. the prior four Sundays, increasing +99% among adults 25-54 (255k vs. 128k). MSNBC declined 19% (117k vs. 145k) and FOX was off 9% (103k vs. 113k).
In prime time (8-11:00pm) last night, CNN was also top-rated in the key demo 25-54 with 201k, while MSNBC placed second with 175k and FOX was third with 139k. FULL POST
This month’s ‘Open Court’ takes viewers to France – the country with more male tennis players in the ATP top 100 than all other grand slam nations combined. FULL POST
‘Inside the Middle East’ is hosted by Sara Sidner in February and takes viewers on a trip across the United Arab Emirates. FULL POST