CNN International Commercial Names Corinna Keller Vice President of Advertising Sales for the Americas
January 26th, 2016
11:50 AM ET

CNN International Commercial Names Corinna Keller Vice President of Advertising Sales for the Americas

January 26, 2016 – CNN International Commercial has hired Corinna Keller as its new Vice President of Advertising Sales for the Americas.  Keller joins CNN International Commercial from Viacom to oversee the Company’s pan-regional news advertising sales business across the Americas.  She will be based in Miami, reporting to Petra Malenicka, Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales for Europe and the Americas, CNN International Commercial.

In her new role, Corinna will oversee the pan-regional ad sales business for CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN.com/international and CNNEspañol.com for Latin America and clients based in the U.S. who want to target international viewers.  She will lead the CNNIC teams in New York and Miami, and manage senior relationships with clients and agencies. In addition, Corinna will closely collaborate with Turner’s regional sales heads throughout Latin America to develop further business opportunities for advertisers on CNN.  FULL POST


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CNN unveils US Elections partnerships programme for international broadcasters and publishers
January 26th, 2016
06:09 AM ET

CNN unveils US Elections partnerships programme for international broadcasters and publishers

CNN International is offering a comprehensive CNN Politics package to international TV and digital publishers that will enhance their coverage of 2016’s biggest news event – the US Presidential Elections.

Through CNN International Commercial, publishers around the world can access exclusive CNN content and reporting about the race for the White House, taking in all of the major events, debates and news stories, including:

  • Daily video packages from CNN’s Ryan Nobles and his team on the political news of the day. One of Politico’s “50 to Watch” list during the 2012 campaign, Nobles will provide news coverage and analysis of the day’s events
  • Text and picture content from CNN Politics – the #1 political news site, which finished 2015 with 25 million unique visitors in December alone
  • Elections graphics to provide greater depth to reporting and data visualisation
  • Live shot opportunities to use CNN facilities and reporters, and access to CNN guests and commentators for live talkback

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CNN International adds Rugby and Formula E shows to its sports line-up
January 22nd, 2016
06:17 AM ET

CNN International adds Rugby and Formula E shows to its sports line-up

CNN International is launching two new action-packed monthly shows on Formula E and rugby – CNN’s Supercharged and World Rugby shows. These programmes will extend the network’s wide range of premium sports coverage spanning golf, sailing, horse racing, equestrianism, skiing, Formula 1 and tennis as well as comprehensive sports news in the flagship CNN World Sport.   FULL POST


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CNN WRAPS 2015 AS DIGITAL NEWS LEADER
January 21st, 2016
12:08 PM ET

CNN WRAPS 2015 AS DIGITAL NEWS LEADER

NETWORK DOMINATES IN VIEWS, VIDEO AND SOCIAL
After leading the competition for eight consecutive months in multiplatform views and across all digital video metrics, CNN ended 2015 as the number one source of news and information online.  Additionally, a significant expansion of its off-platform publishing operation enabled the network to maintain its social leadership position for the year.

Average monthly traffic measurements place CNN on top in the following categories:

CNN is #1 in Multiplatform Views
Across desktop and mobile, CNN content earned more views than that of any other news organization.  With an average of 1.4 B views, CNN beat second-place Yahoo News by 2% and third-place Fox News by 45%.

CNN:  1.4 Billion Views

  • Yahoo News – 1.3 B views
  • Fox News – 955 mm views
  • BuzzFeed – 716 mm views
  • Huffingtonpost.com – 701 mm views
  • MSN News – 660 mm views

(Source: comScore MultiPlatform, Jan-Dec 2015.)

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Topics: CNN Digital • Ratings
January 19th, 2016
12:33 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 5 and 6

Buenos Aires In 24 Hours

'In 24 Hours' host James Williams

'In 24 Hours' host James Williams

Wednesday 3 February at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET

Saturday 6 February at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET

Sunday 7 February at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET

Saturday 13 February at 1330 GMT / 1430 CET

Sunday 14 February at 0630 GMT / 0730 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

 

The Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, offers visitors a wealth of culture, history and luxury.

In the third episode of CNN’s new travel show, ‘In 24 Hours’, host James Williams (pictured) unveils the unique destinations that the city has to offer.

From sunrise to sunset and into the night, ‘In 24 Hours’ takes viewers to the places only a privileged few ever get to experience.

Williams begins his day immersed in the café culture of Buenos Aires, heading for coffee and breakfast at Café Tortoni. This French-style cafe opened in 1858, and has always been a favourite haunt of the cultural elite. FULL POST


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CNN POLITICS CLOSES 2015 AS #1 SOURCE FOR POLITICAL NEWS
January 19th, 2016
11:26 AM ET

CNN POLITICS CLOSES 2015 AS #1 SOURCE FOR POLITICAL NEWS

HUFFINGTON POST PADS TRAFFIC, FAILS TO MANIPULATE RANKING

CNN Politics ended the year with a bang, earning 25 million multiplatform unique visitors for the month of December 2015 — the most current data released by comScore. The traffic places CNN Politics in a tie for first in its category with HuffPost Politics, a site that relies on a monthly boost of 6M+ unique visitors from a decidedly non-politics entity titled "Good News.” Deliberately misrepresented by the Huffington Post as politics content for the purpose of comScore traffic rankings, Good News is a hodgepodge of posts about breastfeeding in bars, shelter chihuahuas and a mini donkey with a prosthetic leg.

In short, CNN Politics remains the Web’s number one source for actual political news.

CNN Politics: #1 Multiplatform Unique Visitors (Desktop + Mobile)

In multiplatform unique visitors for the month of December, CNN Politics totaled 25 million – millions more than HuffPost Politics without the addition of Good News traffic, and more than double the number of visitors to Fox News Politics, MSNBC TV and The Hill.

25 mm: CNN Politics

  • 25 mm: HuffPost Politics & Good News (6.6 mm)
  • 12 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 11 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 11 mm: TheHill.com
  • 9 mm: Politico.com

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, December 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

CNN Politics: #1 in Video Starts

CNN Politics continued to dominate in video for the month of December, up 38% over the previous month and a whopping 466% over the prior year. Scoring 48 million video starts, CNN Politics more than doubled that of its closest competitor The Young Turks Network and tripled MSNBC TV’s video starts. HuffPost Politics placed 7th with only 2 million video starts for the month.

48 mm: CNN Politics

  • 20 mm: The TYT Network
  • 16 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 8 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 5 mm: Bloomberg.com – Politics
  • 3 mm: Westernjournalism.com

Source: comScore Video Metrix, December 2015. Based on News/Information – Politics Category. “PoliticsWeekly.com” is excluded from this ranking.

CNN Politics: #1 in Multi-platform Views

Up 40% over the previous month and 185% over the prior year, CNN Politics easily topped the list in multiplatform views for December. Nearly doubling its closest competitor HuffPost Politics (and Good News), CNN Politics earned 160 million multiplatform views for the month.

160 mm: CNN Politics

  • 85 mm: HuffPost Politics & Good News (12 mm)
  • 78 mm: Westernjournalism.com
  • 68 mm: MSNBC TV
  • 60 mm: Politico.com
  • 52 mm: Fox News Politics

Sources: comScore Multi-Platform, December 2015; Views are browser only and include desktop video. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

January 14th, 2016
11:08 AM ET

Scott McLean Joins CNN Newsource As National Correspondent

Scott McLean joins CNN Newsource as a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C., it was announced today by Paul Crum, vice president of affiliate services for CNN/U.S.

 

McLean joins CNN Newsource from CTV News in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he was a reporter and anchor researching and presenting original and investigative stories for broadcast and online, including investigations of the Calgary Police.

 

“Scott is an excellent storyteller, with a diverse range of reporting and anchoring,” said Crum. “His communications skill set across multiple platforms will benefit CNN Newsource and its offerings for its more than 800 affiliates.” FULL POST


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January 14th, 2016
08:18 AM ET

CNN International names Aly Vance as new host of ‘Winning Post’

Aly Vance - Royal Ascot

  • Acclaimed sports journalist and presenter takes reins of CNN’s monthly horse racing programme

CNN International today announced that British sports presenter and journalist Aly Vance (nee Rowell) is to host ‘Winning Post’, the network’s monthly flat-racing show.

Vance, a former international athlete, is an experienced presenter who has worked for broadcasters including BBC, Sky Sports, BT Sport and Channel 4.

She will front ‘Winning Post’ from February 2016, with her first episode filmed in Cape Town at the J & B Met and the inaugural CTS Million Dollar Race, Africa’s richest horse race. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
January 11th, 2016
10:47 PM ET

Vice President Biden on Trump: Trump is incredibly divisive

CNN's Gloria Borger sits down one-on-one with Vice President Joe Biden and talks about presidential candidate Donald Trump.


Topics: CNN
January 11th, 2016
10:40 PM ET

Vice President Biden Discusses support from Obama during son's illness

On AC360, CNN's chief political analyst Gloria Borger sits down with Vice President Joe Biden, in an exclusive interview on the eve of the State of the Union address.  Please see below for a full rush transcript.  

Visit: http://www.cnn.com/shows/ac-360 for additional information 

Please credit all usage to CNN's AC360 

Text highlights: 

Biden on President Obama's offer to financially help amid son Beau's illness: "I was having lunch with the president, and he's the only guy other than my family, I confided in all along in everything that was going on with Beau, because I felt responsibility to do that, so that he knew where I was, my thinking.  And I said, "you know, my concern is," I said, "if Beau resigns, he has no - there's no - nothing to fall back on.  His salary."  And I said, "but I worked it out."  I said, "but - Jill and I will sell the house and be in good shape."  And he got up and he said, "don't sell that house.  Promise me you won't sell the house."  He's going to be mad that I'm saying this.  He said, "I'll give you the money.  Whatever you need, I'll give you the money.  Don't, Joe - promise me.  Promise me."  I said, "I don't think we're going to have to anyway."  He said, "promise me."  

Why Biden is not surprised Sanders and Clinton are neck-and-neck in the polls: "[BIDEN]: I think that - that Bernie is speaking to a yearning that is deep and real, and he has credibility on it.  And that is the absolute enormous concentration of wealth in a small group of people with the new class now being able to be shown being left out. There used to be a basic bargain.  If you contributed to the profitability of an enterprise, you got to share in the profit.  That's been broken.  Productivity is up wages are stagnant."[BORGER]: But Hillary's talking about that, and...[BIDEN]: Well, it's - but it's - it's relatively new for Hillary to talk about that.  Hillary's focus has been other things up to now, and that's been Bernie's - no one questions Bernie's authenticity on those issues."

Biden discusses the impact he and President Obama want to have on the nominees when it relates to gun control:  [BIDEN] "One of the purposes the president has and I have - we want to affect the attitude of the nominees.  We've worked too hard the last seven years to take the party to a place and the country to a place we think it should be.  

What Bernie Sanders has to do is say that the Second Amendment says - which he has, of late - the Second Amendment says you can limit who can own a gun, that people who are criminals shouldn't have guns.  People who are schizophrenic and have mental illnesses shouldn't own guns.  And - and he has said that.  [BORGER]: "So he's OK with you?" [BIDEN]: Yes, he's OK.  Look, Bernie's doing a - is doing a heck of a job.  I think we have three great candidates out there.  I really mean this.  They're actually debating issues."  

FULL TRANSCRIPT:

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

GLORIA BORGER, CNN:  Last week, the president was talking about gun control and wrote a piece in which he introduced a litmus test for his political support of Democratic candidates.  And he said, wither you're with us all the way on the government forum or I'm not gonna...

JOE BIDEN, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  I don't think he said that.  Well, what he said was, unless you have a reasonable position on guns...

BORGER:  Well, doesn't that mean either you're with us...

BIDEN:  No.  No it doesn't.

BORGER:  So let me ask you this then, Bernie Sanders - Senator Sanders has a history on this.  He is - he has in the past voted to protect gun manufacturers from liability.  Is this a shot across the bow at Bernie Sanders?

BIDEN:  Well, Bernie Sanders has said that he thought the president's approach is the correct approach.  Bernie Sanders said that he thinks there should be liability now.   FULL POST


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