CNN Worldwide Fact Sheet
CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States. Internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching almost 354 million households around the world; and CNN Digital is the #1 online news destination across all platforms, with more unique visitors and video starts than any other competitor. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
- CNN’s two dozen branded networks and services are available to more than 2 billion people in more than 200 countries and territories.
- CNN has 38 editorial operations around the world and around 3,000 employees worldwide.
- CNN’s coverage is supplemented and carried by more than 1,000 affiliates worldwide.
- CNN reaches 91 million households in the U.S.
- CNN Digital is the number one online news destination, routinely recording more than 1.5 billion multi-platform page views each month.
- CNN International reaches almost 354 million households around the world.
Jeff Zucker President, CNN Worldwide
Katrina Cukaj Executive Vice President, Portfolio Sales & Client Partnerships, Turner Ad Sales
Rick Davis Executive Vice President, News Standards and Practices CNN Worldwide
Brad Ferrer Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration CNN Worldwide
Allison Gollust Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, CNN Worldwide
Ken Jautz Executive Vice President of CNN/U.S.
Tony Maddox Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International
Andrew Morse Executive Vice President of Editorial, CNN U.S. & General Manager of CNN Digital Worldwide
Ken Jautz Executive Vice President
CNN/U.S., the leading 24-hour news and information cable television network and the flagship of all CNN news brands, invented 24-hour television news. CNN/U.S. provides live coverage and analysis of breaking news, as well as a full range of international, political, business, entertainment, sports, health, science and weather coverage, and topical in-depth interviews.
Launch: June 1, 1980
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Distribution: More than 96.2 million households and in more than 890,000 hotel rooms
Ken Jautz Executive Vice President & General Manager
Keith Brown Senior Vice President, Programming
Tim Mallon Senior Vice President, Business Development & Operations
Stephanie Todd Vice President, Programming & Production
HLN features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment news in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led, personality driven programs. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 90 million households in the U.S. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information.
Launch: Jan. 1, 1982
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Distribution: More than 90 million households and 600,000 hotel rooms in the United States and Canada.
CNN Digital Worldwide
Andrew Morse, Executive Vice President of Editorial, CNN U.S. & General Manager of CNN Digital Worldwide
Meredith Artley, Senior Vice President, Editor-in-Chief of CNN Digital
Chris Berend, Senior Vice President, Digital Video
Chris Herbert, Senior Vice President, CNN Digital Operations & Strategy
Alex Wellen, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer, CNN Digital
Ed O’Keefe, Senior Vice President, Premium Digital Content (CNNMoney, CNN Politics, CNN Style, CNN Health, CNN Tech)
Dewey Reid, Vice President & Executive Creative Director, CNN Digital Design
Andrew Demaria, Vice President & Managing Editor, CNN Digital international
CNN Digital Worldwide provides consumers with the most immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, and interactive features. CNN Digital Worldwide’s global operation includes the editorial and business operations of CNN Digital properties, including CNNgo, CNN.com, video, and mobile products, partnerships and CNN’s engagement and presences across social media. CNN mobile delivers world-class content across multiple mobile platforms including mobile web, video, messaging, and off platform applications including Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Line, Kik and more. CNNMoney, CNN Politics, CNN Tech, CNN Travel and CNN Style are distinct premium businesses within CNN Digital that have dedicated resources and reporters around the world.
CNN’s streaming option – CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience, and is available on CNN.com, CNN mobile apps and through Apple TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, Samsung Smart TV and Android TV. CNN was the first U.S. news organization to stream its full CNN and HLN networks online and on Apple devices in real-time, including commercials.
Launch: Aug. 30, 1995
Programming: Worldwide news, sports, business, politics, style, entertainment, investigative, weather, law, science and technology, travel, space, health, food, nature and in-depth reporting and storytelling.
Distribution/Traffic: CNN is the #1 digital news source. In 2016, it topped all competitors in unique visitors, mobile, video and politics. CNN is also #1 on social media with more mentions, fans and followers than any other competitor.
GLOBAL DIGITAL PRESENCE:
CNN Digital includes the editorial and business operations for CNN’s digital properties outside the U.S. These include CNNi.com plus a collection of international websites that give special emphasis to different regions of the world. CNN Digital is also responsible for CNN’s video and mobile products, partnerships and CNN’s engagement across social media outside the U.S.
CNNi.com is CNN’s flagship digital platform for an English-language international audience. It includes topics such as world sport, business, entertainment and other sections with news for each region of the world. In addition, CNN.com/Korean is a Korean language version of the CNN international website. Launched on February 24, 2003, the international news desk has reporters and producers based in London, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Dubai and Atlanta.
Launch: February 24, 2003
Programming: Top world news and business stories with separate sections for in-depth Asian and European news. Other sections include travel, entertainment and technology, all tailored for an international audience. Information on CNN programming with news on special guests and broadcasts, plus in-depth sections for CNN international shows.
Headquartered: London/Hong Kong/Atlanta
CNN México.com is a dynamic multimedia news and information site powered by CNN Worldwide and Grupo Editorial Expansión (GEE), one of the top editorial groups in Mexico. The Spanish language site launched on February 15, 2010, and is headquartered out of Mexico, Miami and Atlanta.
Launch: February 15, 2010
Programming: News and information with sections including National, World, Lifestyle and Health, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Economy.
Staff: Based in Atlanta and Mexico
The content for CNN.co.jp is jointly operated and managed by CNN and its content partner, Asahi Shimbun. The site combines CNN’s global news resources with local news and information to provide Japanese Internet users with international, regional and local news, updated 24 hours a day. CNN and Asahi also offer Japanese and English news content for NTT DoCoMo, J-Phone, and KDDI’s mobile services in Japan. Launched on April 4, 2000, the team is based in Tokyo.
Launch: April 4, 2000
Programming: World, U.S., sports, science, entertainment, and fringe (a section with quirky and often amusing stories).
Based in CNN’s Dubai bureau, CNNArabic.com is the network’s first Arabic-language venture. The site utilizes the journalistic strengths of CNN’s global newsgathering capabilities, including the network’s Middle-Eastern bureaus, to deliver international and Middle Eastern stories for a worldwide Arabic-speaking audience. It was launched on January 19, 2002.
Launch: Jan. 19, 2002
Programming: News, business, weather, science and technology, sports, entertainment, health, fashion and travel.
The result of a close collaboration between CNN International and the DPG Group of Companies, CNN Greece provides the Hellenic digital version of the CNN news platform to the Greek public, within a highly demanding environment for reliable, timely and quality information. With the unique CNN quality seal, cnn.gr highlights and responsibly enlightens the significant developments in the country, putting Greece in the spotlight, while bringing the Greek diaspora closer to motherland. The CNN.gr editorial offices are located in Athens and are strongly supported from CNN London, the largest CNN international bureau. The site launched on November 4, 2015.
Launch: November 4, 2015
Programming: CNN.gr includes local news and information from Greece as well as international news, with sections including Economy, Style, Travel, Politics, Sports and Opinions
Staff: Based in Athens, Greece
Turner Private Networks, Inc.
CNN Airport Network
Launched in 1991, CNN Airport Network is the only live satellite-delivered airport programming service specifically designed for the busy traveler. CNN Airport Network is available in 50 major airports nationwide, and delivers live daily news from CNN, HLN and CNN en Español, original travel features, entertainment programming from HBO, TBS, TNT and TCM, and live sporting events from premiere sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
CNN Airport Network, which is run by Turner Private Networks, Inc., can be seen in more than 2,100 gates and other viewing areas in 50 major U.S. airports, representing more than 469 million passenger enplanements annually. CNN Airport Network delivers national and international news, live breaking news, entertainment, weather, live sports, business and lifestyle features from CNN and other Time Warner properties.
Paul Crum Vice President, News Operations, Administration and Affiliate Services, CNN/U.S.
Beth Carter Director, CNN Newsource
Frank Barnett Vice President, CNN Newsbeam
Jack Womack Senior Vice President, CNN NewsGroup
CNN Newsource, comprised of approximately 850 affiliates including TV stations and local/regional cable news channels throughout North America, is the most widely distributed syndicated news service. Through continuous digital media distribution and five digital satellite channels, CNN Newsource provides partners with the news content necessary to produce competitive newscasts. This includes: CNN Worldwide’s global newsgathering resources; the collective coverage power of CNN Newsource affiliates; customized live coverage of breaking news from CNN correspondents and localized CNN Money Matters reports live from the floor of the NYSE. Additionally, CNN Newsource stations benefit from CNN Newsbeam, which provides satellite time and fiber connectivity from CNN’s vast global resources at lower than market rates. CNN Newsource also helps prepare tomorrow’s journalists by providing service at no charge to colleges and universities through its Newsource in the Classroom program.
Launch Date: Oct. 19, 1987
Distribution: More than 850 network affiliates and independent television stations in North America and more than 200 international affiliates. Continuous digital media delivery, known as Bit Central, and five digital satellite channels
Programming: Local, national and international, sports, medical, business and entertainment news
Staff: Located in bureaus and divisions in Atlantaand Washington, D.C.
The ‘CNN Collection’ is the content licensing arm of CNN Worldwide and includes more than 3 million video assets, including CNN Branded, B-roll & Archive footage — coverage spans the early 1980s through today’s biggest global and local news events. The ‘CNN Collection’ team specializes in helping fiction and non-fiction storytellers – in every medium – establish and frame their narrative. Clients include major and independent film and multimedia production companies. ‘CNN Collection’ footage is often seen in feature films, television shows, museums, educational materials, music videos, advertising commercials, and other public outlets. In addition to servicing major clients, cnn.com/collection is a full-featured e-commerce platform that allows marketers, bloggers, creatives and the general consumer to quickly search, preview and purchase footage with just a credit card. A large portion of the ‘CNN Collection’ library is digitized and available in High Definition (HD) with the remaining library available in archival quality via digital delivery.
Launch Date: 1987
Tony Maddox Executive Vice President and Managing Director, CNN International
Bill Galvin Senior Vice President of Sports Programming and Development, CNN
Cynthia Hudson Senior Vice President, CNN en Español
Ellana Lee Senior Vice President and Managing Editor, CNN International
Mike McCarthy Senior Vice President and General Manager, CNN International
Deborah Rayner Senior Vice President of International Newsgathering, TV and Digital
Meara Erdozain Vice President of Programming, CNN International
Tommy Evans Vice President and London Bureau Chief
Roger Clark Vice President and Hong Kong Bureau Chief
Samson Desta Vice President of International Newsource
Andrew Demaria Vice President and Managing Editor of CNN Digital International
CNN International is available in almost 354 million full-time households and hotel rooms in more than 200 countries. Since September 1997, CNN International has been regionalized into five separate feeds: CNN International Europe/Middle East/Africa, CNN International Asia Pacific, CNN International South Asia, CNN International Latin America and CNN International North America.
Launch: Europe September 1985; Asia Pacific August 1989; Latin America 1991; South Asia July 2000; North America October 2000.
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Language: English with some subtitling for feature programming in Asia Pacific
Household delivery: Almost 354 million households
Editorial operations: 29 outside of the U.S.
Production centers: Atlanta, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, London
Programming: News, business, sport and feature shows including Amanpour, Quest Means Business, Connect the World, International Desk, CNN Business Traveller, Main Sail and World Sport.
CNN en Español
CNN en Español provides continuous Spanish-language news coverage of major world events, live breaking coverage supported by in-depth analysis, worldwide business and financial news, global weather updates, sports and feature programming on such topics as health, technology and entertainment.
Launch date: March 17, 1997
Mexico Feed: March 1999
Distribution: More than 38 million households in Latin America and more than 7.4 million households in the United States and Puerto Rico
Bureaus: Buenos Aires, Havana, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C.
Programming: Program highlights include Panorama Mundial, international news with a global perspective; Mirador Mundial, updated news and information throughout the weekend; CNN Dinero, keeping pace with the speed of global business; Deportes CNN, sports triumphs and defeats; Café CNN, a jumpstart to the day with conversation and analysis; and Escenario, the buzz from Hollywood and beyond.
- CNN en Español is CNN’s only independently produced 24-hour network in a language other than English.
- CNN en Español is the No. 1 news network in Latin America and is regularly named as the most trusted news source in the region by the syndicated study TGI Latin America.
- The award-winning team of CNN en Español journalists is internationally recognized for its expertise and knowledge of Latin America.
CNN en Español Radio
CNN en Español Radio is a full-service Spanish-language network, providing the latest information in news, sports, business and entertainment and full-time breaking news coverage. CNN en Español Radio is the first international radio news network to provide audio news resources to affiliates via a password-protected Web site.
Launch March 29, 1993
Hours: 6 a.m.-midnight (ET), weekdays
Satellite Programming: Live breaking news coverage, CNN en Español simulcast
Internet Programming: A la Carta
Distribution: 780 radio affiliates in the Americas – including 110 Hispanic radio affiliates in the US
Staff: Located in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
CNN Chile is Chile’s leading 24-hour news network. CNN Chile launched in December 2008 in partnership with VTR (Liberty Global), and in August 2016 became wholly owned by Turner. In addition to a fully staffed local news production center based in Santiago, CNN Chile has complete access to CNN Worldwide¹s newsgathering resources including the support of 4,000 journalists based around the globe.
Launch: Dec. 4, 2008
Distribution: Almost three million via both free-to-air television and cable and satellite platforms.
CNN PARTNERSHIPS AND JOINT VENTURES
CNN Indonesia is a strategic partnership between Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. and PT Trans Media Corpora.
Launch: The website CNNIndonesia.com launched October 20, 2014 while the 24-hour television news channel launched August 17, 2015.
Language: Bahasa Indonesia
Distribution: More than 1.7 million via both free-to-air television and pay-TV platform Transvision in Indonesia.
Programming: A combination of national and international news as well as current affairs, feature programming and documentaries, catering specifically for the local Indonesian audience.
CNN-News18 (formerly CNN-IBN) is a partnership between TV18 and CNN International for a 24-hour English language general news channel in India, headquartered in Noida. The channel was re-branded recently and re-launched with a renewed promise to bring perspective, nuance, clarity and authority to news.
Launch: Dec. 5, 2005
Distribution: Reaches an average 45 million cable and satellite television viewers across India
Programming: CNN-News18 has access to CNN’s trademark live breaking news as well as key feature programs. This unique alliance enables Indian viewers to view local news as well as relevant global news from CNN, on the same platform. CNN-IBN combines content from CNN International for global news and for local news through its own editorial team. Live breaking news that is relevant to the target audience may be shown simultaneously on both services.
CNNj is a partnership between CNN and Japan Cable Television (JCTV).
Launch: March 1, 2003
Number of Countries: 1 (Japan)
Language: English with Japanese translation service (18 hours per day) provided by Japan Cable Television.
Distribution: More than 6.6 million households, hotels and government offices throughout Japan.
Programming: CNNj uses content from CNN International.
CNN Philippines is a strategic partnership between Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. and Nine Media Corporation.
Launch: The website CNNPhilippines.com and the 24-hour news channel launched on March 16, 2015.
Language: Predominantly English with some news bulletins in different local languages.
Distribution: More than 7.8 million via both free-to-air television and cable affiliates in the Philippines.
Programming: A combination of local and international news and current affairs, feature programming and documentaries.
A joint venture owned by Turner Broadcasting System International and Turkey’s Dogan Media Group, CNN Türk was the second CNN-branded local-language news service to be operated and controlled outside of Atlanta.
Launch: Oct. 11, 1999
Distribution: More than 13 million via terrestrial television and cable and satellite in other areas, and digitally at cnnturk.com and tv.cnnturk.com.
Programming: 24-hour coverage of national and international news, including CNN’s trademark breaking news, plus extensive business, financial, political and sports news programming and analysis. Based in Istanbul and written, produced and presented by Turks for the Turkish market, CNN Türk has extensive newsgathering resources across Turkey.
CNN INTERNATIONAL NEWSOURCE
CNN International Newsource (INS) is responsible for the news relationship with its affiliates and partner stations outside the United States. INS delivers all distributable video (CNN, affiliate, and rights-cleared third party) to affiliates via satellite and via the Newsource website using a digital download system called Bitcentral. Newsource distributes to some 200 international and 850 domestic U.S. affiliates. The INS satellite channel delivers live events, extended raw b-roll and exclusive CNN interviews 24/7.
TRAINING: INS runs the CNN Journalism Fellowship (CJF) program in which about a dozen international affiliate journalists spend three weeks in Atlanta observing all aspects of CNN’s broadcast news operations and receiving post-professional journalism and television-production training. These sessions are held 2-3 times per year. INS also manages ad-hoc affiliate training and observation visits to Atlanta headquarters and bureaus around the world, as well as ad hoc on-site training visits to affiliates.
CNN operates bureaus on six continents, including the only U.S.-based television news network in Havana, which gives CNN the ability to cover news whenever and wherever it happens. Newsgathering is coordinated through national and international assignment desks in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta and the London, Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong production centers.
Atlanta Chicago Dallas
Denver Los Angeles Miami
New York Silicon Valley Washington, D.C.
Abu Dhabi Amman Bangkok Beijing
Beirut Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo
Dubai Havana Hong Kong Islamabad
Istanbul Jerusalem Johannesburg Kabul
Lagos London Madrid Mexico City
Moscow Mumbai Nairobi New Delhi
Paris Rome Santiago Seoul