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 more than 287 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. 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 division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
CNN WORLDWIDE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT:
Jeff Zucker President, CNN Worldwide
Katrina Cukaj Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales CNN Worldwide
Rick Davis Executive Vice President, News Standards and Practices CNN Worldwide
Brad Ferrer Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration CNN Worldwide
Ken Jautz Executive Vice President of CNN/U.S.
Tony Maddox Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International
Albie Hecht Executive Vice President and General Manager of HLN
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 99 million households and in more than 890,000 hotel rooms
Albie Hecht Executive Vice President & General Manager
Keith Brown Senior Vice President, Programming
Kari Kim Vice President, Program Development
Tim Mallon Senior Vice President, Business Development & Operations
Katie Caperton Editor-in-Chief, HLNtv.com
HLN rebranded itself in 2014 as the first U.S. TV home for the social media generation (millennials and the millennial-minded). Inspired by the national passion for sharing ‘news,’ and the technology that makes the flow of information instantly accessible, HLN rips its headlines from social media and actively interacts with consumers and what they are searching, playing, sharing, shopping, creating and watching. HLNtv.com is designed to be the digital home for the nation's most popular social media content.
HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 100 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 100 million households and 600,000 hotel rooms in the United States and Canada. It is also seen in more than 3.5 million households and hotel rooms across parts of Latin America and Asia Pacific, and more than 40 hours of HLN programming airs on the CNN Airport Network.
Andrew Morse SVP of CNN/US and GM of CNN Digital
Meredith Artley Editor-in-Chief, CNN Digital
Alex Wellen Chief Product Officer, CNN
Chris Berend VP, Video Content Development at CNN
CNN Digital includes the editorial and business operations for CNN’s digital properties, including CNN.com, video and mobile products, partnerships and CNN’s engagement across social media. CNNMoney.com and CNNPolitics.com are also verticals within CNN Digital that have dedicated resources.
Under CNN Digital’s leadership, CNN Worldwide 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. CNN’s TV Everywhere option – CNNgo – is available to more than 86 million homes, including subscribers of AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink and Verizon.
CNN is the most followed news brand on social media and the only news organization with such a successful citizen journalism/UGC platform with more than 1 million iReporters generating content in every country in the world.
The flagship platform, CNN.com draws from the resources of CNN Worldwide and its many partners to provide consumers with the most enriching, immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, interactive features and user-generated content. CNN.com’s video offering is unparalleled on the Web as well as its content partnerships and innovative social media implementations. In addition to covering major news of the day across multiple verticals, CNN.com covers a wide range of topics to inform, inspire and delight.
Launch: Aug. 30, 1995
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Programming: News, sports, business, entertainment, weather, politics, law, science and technology, travel, space, health, food, nature and in-depth special sections
Distribution/Traffic: CNN Digital averaged 62 million unique visitors per month and 1.6 billion average page views in 2014, beating nearly every news and information website. In addition, CNN Digital served more than 180 million average monthly video starts last year.
CNNgo (www.cnn.com/go): CNN Worldwide 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. CNN’s TV Everywhere option is available to more than 86 million homes, including subscribers of AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink and Verizon. In 2014, CNN’s TVE platforms delivered a combined 13.2 million hours of video content.
Mobile (www.cnn.com/mobile): CNN Mobile delivers world-class content across multiple mobile platforms including mobile web, downloadable applications, video and messaging. In 2014, 47% of CNN Digital's overall traffic was from mobile page views. CNN on Mobile averaged 36 million unique visitors per month across platforms in 2014. (Source: comScore).
Digital Studios (www.cnn.com/specials/digital-studios): CNN Digital Studios is the premium digital content arm of CNN, creating digital-first videos that can appear on CNN's television platforms. CNN Digital Studios focuses on two types of video storytelling. One is through the stories of the day and the second is through high-engagement series and franchises. In 2014, 17 out of 18 of these franchises were sponsored. Traffic for video starts on CNN Digital also hit an all-time high in 2014 with an average of 180 million video starts per month. (Source: comScore)
iReport (www.ireport.com): CNN iReport is the network’s global participatory news community. With more than a million registered “iReporters,” the site has submissions from every country in the world.
CNN Digital International 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 international 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 Web site.
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.
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.
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.
Launch: Jan. 19, 2002
Programming: News, business, weather, science and technology, sports, entertainment, health, fashion and travel.
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.
CNN is the exclusive programming supplier for AccentHealth, a place-based television network that delivers preventive health-care information to doctors’ waiting rooms. Turner Private Networks, in conjunction with the CNN Health Unit, produces the award-winning programming.
Launch: Oct. 1, 1995
Programming: Preventive health-care information, including sports medicine, parenting tips, nutrition and safety information
Distribution: More than 11,000 doctors’ waiting rooms in the top 130 markets nationwide, reaching 17 million adults each month
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.
Based in Atlanta ImageSource is the content licensing arm of CNN Worldwide and draws on more than 3 million items, including b-roll content, branded content from CNN programs, affiliate content from 650+ US affiliates and user-generated content iReport. More than 1 million of these assets have been digitized, and close to 600,000 sit our on website, cnnimagesource.com, where corporate, commercial and advertising clients can review their content selections prior to purchase.
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
Samson Desta Vice President of International Newsource
CNN International is available in more than 287 million full-time households and hotel rooms in more than 200 countries through a network of 38 satellites. 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: More than 287 million households
Editorial operations: 32 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, Main Sail and World Sport
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 28 million households in Latin America and more than 4.7 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; Cala, an up close and personal nightly conversation with the region’s top newsmakers; 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 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: 14 U.S. affiliates and 35 international network affiliates in 16 Latin American countries and the Caribbean.
Staff: Located in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
CNN Chile is Chile's leading 24-hour news network. A joint-venture between CNN and Liberty Global's VTR, CNN Chile launched in December 2008. 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
CNN-IBN is a partnership between Turner International and Global Broadcast News (GBN), a Network18 Group company, for a 24-hour English language general news channel in India to be headquartered in New Delhi.
Launch: Dec. 5, 2005
Distribution Reaches an average 45 million cable and satellite television viewers across India
Programming: CNN-IBN has access to CNN’s trademark live breaking news as well as key feature programs. This unique alliance, for the first time ever, 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.
A joint venture owned by Turner Broadcasting 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: Eight million via terrestrial television and cable and satellite in other areas
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.
http://newsource.cnn.com 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 3-4 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.
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Orlando, Fla. Silicon Valley Washington, D.C.
Abu Dhabi Amman Baghdad Bangkok
Beijing Beirut Berlin Buenos Aires
Cairo Dubai Havana Hong Kong
Islamabad Istanbul Jakarta Jerusalem
Johannesburg Kabul Lagos London
Madrid Mexico City Moscow Mumbai
Nairobi New Delhi Paris Rome
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