April 14th, 2014
04:41 AM ET

Gulftainer embarks on exclusive campaign with CNN International to promote new brand identity in line with global strategic growth

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


Topics: CNN • Press Releases
April 10th, 2014
11:30 AM ET

MIKE ROWE BRINGS ORIGINAL SERIES TO CNN

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.

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March 10th, 2014
05:22 PM ET

CNN Original Series: Death Row Stories #1 in Cable News Last Night at 9pm

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

Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 8 and 9
CNN's Richard Quest meets a cocoa farmer from the Ivory Coast, a country which leads in the production and export of the crop (Cocoa-nomics: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary)
February 6th, 2014
12:53 PM ET

Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 8 and 9

Open Court

Former number 1 tennis player Amelie Mauresmo

Former women's world number 1 tennis player Amelie Mauresmo

 
Thursday 20 February at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Saturday 22 February at 0830 GMT / 0930 CET and 2200 GMT / 2300 CET
Sunday 23 February at 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Saturday 1 March at 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Sunday 2 March at 0830 GMT / 0930 CET and 2230 GMT / 2330 CET
Duration: 30 minutes

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


Topics: CNN • Press Releases
Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 6 & 7
The rangers of the Odzala National Park, Congo patrol the Mambili River for Ivory poachers in 'Arwa Damon Investigates: Ivory War' (Credit: Brent Swails)
January 22nd, 2014
12:14 PM ET

Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 6 & 7

Inside the Middle East

Sara Sidner meeting critically acclaimed Lebanese filmmaker Mahmoud Kaabour

Sara Sidner meeting critically acclaimed Lebanese filmmaker Mahmoud Kaabour

 
Wednesday 5 February at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Saturday 8 February at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET
Sunday 9 February at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET
Saturday 15 February at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET
Sunday 16 February at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET
Duration: 30 Minutes

 

‘Inside the Middle East’ is hosted by Sara Sidner in February and takes viewers on a trip across the United Arab Emirates. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Press Releases
Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 1,2 & 3
A lively performance of electro-chaabi, the genre-bending musical form which has risen to huge popularity in Egypt (Inside the Middle East)
December 19th, 2013
12:26 PM ET

Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 1,2 & 3

Inside the Middle East

Influential Cairo-based artist Ahmed Al attar

Influential Cairo-based artist Ahmed Al attar

 
Wednesday 8 January at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Saturday 11 January at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET
Sunday 12 January at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET
Saturday 18 January at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET
Sunday 19 January at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET
Duration: 30 Minutes
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CNN SCORES BIGGEST MONTH FOR MOBILE NEWS IN HISTORY; REMAINS #1
Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 42 & 43
Looking out over the lush Sicilian landscape (‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’)
September 27th, 2013
11:08 AM ET

Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 42 & 43

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Anthony Bourdain undertakes some foraging a key element of Danish cooking

Anthony Bourdain (right) undertakes some foraging a key element of Danish cooking

 
Copenhagen
Friday 11 October 1600 BST / 1700 CET
Saturday 12 October 2000 BST / 2100 CET
 
Sicily
Friday 18 October 1600 BST / 1700 CET
Saturday 19 October 2000 BST / 2100 CET
 
Duration: 1 hour

The Emmy winning ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ continues its second series in October. ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’ follows world-renowned chef, bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Anthony Bourdain as he visits little-known areas of the globe, celebrating their rich cultural diversity by exploring food and dining rituals. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNN International • Press Releases
Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 38 & 39
Phillipe Cousteau, host of ‘Expedition: Sumatra’, feeds a baby elephant at a reserve on the Indonesian island of Sumatra
August 29th, 2013
10:28 AM ET

Preview : CNN International Programme Information Weeks 38 & 39

Leading Women

Charity chairwomen Melinda Gates (left) and Helene Gayle (right)

Charity chairwomen Melinda Gates (left) and Helene Gayle (right)

 

Wednesday 25 September at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 28 September at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET
Sunday 29 September at 1330 BST / 1430 CET
Duration: 15 minutes
 

This month ‘Leading Women’ focuses on the chairwomen of two world-leading charitable organisations, whose humanitarian work has helped to improve lives of people around the world. FULL POST


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