CNN Worldwide Fact Sheet
January 5th, 2011
05:07 PM ET

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 more than 271 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.

FACTS:

  • 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 44 editorial operations around the world and around 4,000 employees worldwide.
  • CNN’s coverage is supplemented and carried by more than 1,000 affiliates worldwide.
  • CNN reaches 100 million households in the U.S.
  • CNN International reaches more than 281 million households around the world

CNN WORLDWIDE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT:

Jeff Zucker                            President, CNN Worldwide

Rick Davis                            Executive Vice President, News Standards and Practices CNN Worldwide

Brad Ferrer                           Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration CNN Worldwide

Susan Grant                         Executive Vice President of CNN News Services

Albie Hecht                          Executive Vice President and General Manager of HLN

Ken Jautz                              Executive Vice President of CNN/U.S.

Tony Maddox                       Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International

 

U.S.-based Networks      

CNN/U.S.  

EXECUTIVES:

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.

FACTS:

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

HLN

www.cnn.com/hln

EXECUTIVES:

Albie Hecht                           Executive Vice President and General Manager

Katie Caperton                     Editor-in-Chief, HLNtv.com

HLN is the national television network that focuses on the “must-see, must-share” stories of the day. Drawing upon the network’s deep bench of talent, HLN dissects and demystifies the news stories and newsmakers people are talking about.

HLNtv.com, the network’s new digital platform, is the online destination for users to go deeper into the top stories driving the conversation and generating the national buzz.  In May 2013, the site delivered its highest month ever for page views, unique visitors and video starts since its October 2011 launch. HLNtv.com served up 86.4M page views, 7.2M unique visitors and 7.5M video starts. (Source: Adobe SiteCatalyst)

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.

FACTS:

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.

 

CNN DIGITAL

EXECUTIVES:

Susan Grant                                    Executive Vice President of CNN News Services

KC Estenson                                    Senior Vice President & General Manager, CNN Digital

Meredith Artley                              Vice President & Managing Editor, CNN Digital

Marisa Gallagher                           Vice President & Executive Creative Director, CNN Digital

Alex Wellen                                     Vice President, Strategy & Business Operations, CNN Digital

Allen Wyke                                       Senior Vice President, Technology & Product Development, CNN Digital

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.

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 is available to nearly 80 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.  CNN Digital has also been the No. 1 news provider in mobile for more than five consecutive years, and acquired Zite, a technology company first on the iPad, in August 2011.

CNN.com

www.CNN.com                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

FACTS:

Launch:                                 Aug. 30, 1995

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 1.8 billion average page views in 2012, beating nearly every news and information website. In addition, CNN.com served more than 92 million average monthly global video starts last year.

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 nearly 80 million homes, including subscribers of AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink and Verizon.   CNN Digital has been widely recognized with recent awards including a Peabody Award, two EPpy awards, four CableFAX Best of the Web awards, a National Headliner award and Edward R. Murrow awards for CNN.com.

CNNMoney.com

www.CNNMoney.com
CNNMoney.com is the world’s leading business Web site.  The site is the online home of FORTUNE, MONEY, and FSB: FORTUNE Small Business magazine, and serves as CNN.com’s exclusive business site.  The site, together with the three titles, is part of the Fortune Money Group.  Launched as CNNfn.com in conjunction with CNNfn on Dec. 29, 1995, CNNMoney.com attracts more than 10 million unique visitors per month, according to Nielsen/Net Ratings.

CNN Digital Products & Services

Mobile (www.cnn.com/mobile):  CNN Mobile delivers world-class content across multiple mobile platforms including mobile web, downloadable applications, video and messaging. For more than 6 consecutive years, CNN Digital has remained No. 1 in mobile news with an average of more than 21 million unique visitors per month. CNN’s applications for iPhone, iPad, Nokia, Windows 7 phone, and Android phone & tablet have been downloaded more than 28 million times to date. (Source: Nielsen Mobile Media View).

CNN mobile products:

  • Mobile Website launched in 1999 with first carrier contract in 2000
  • Mobile Video On Deck launched in 2006
  • Messaging (SMS alerts) launched in 2007
  • CNN App for the iPhone and iPod touch in the U.S. – Sept. 2009; globally – July 2010
  • CNN App or iPad launched globally in Dec. 2010
  • CNN App for Android tablet in Feb. 2011
  • CNN App for Android phones in April 2011
  • CNN App for Nokia in May 2011
  • CNN App for Windows Phones in Feb. 2012
  • CNN App for Kindle
  • CNN App for iPhone 5 in Sept. 2012
  • CNN App for Windows 8 in Jan. 2013
  • CNN App for Blackberry Z10 and Q10 in June 2013

Video (www.cnn.com/video):  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 nearly 80 million homes, including subscribers of AT&T, Comcast, Cox, DISH Network, Suddenlink and Verizon.

Zite (www.zite.com):  Zite is an intelligent magazine available on mobile devices that helps users explore their passions and discover new interests.  Zite uses algorithms and deep data to evaluate the quality of stories and to determine the relevance of each story to the user. Originally founded in 2005 under the name Worio as a part-time research project at the University of British Columbia, it became Zite in March 2011.  Six months later, Zite was acquired by CNN.  Zite is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Mark Johnson is acting CEO of Zite.

Zite mobile products:

  • Zite for iPad launched in March 2011
  • Zite for iPhone launched in December 2011
  • Zite for Android launched in March 2012
  • Zite’s Publisher Program launched in April 2012
  • CNN Trends powered by Zite launched in October 2012
  • Zite for Windows Phone 7 launched in July 2012
  • Zite 2.0 went live in December 2012
  • Zite 2.1 and 2.2 went live in March 2013
  • Zite 2.3 went live in May 2013

iReport (www.ireport.com):  CNN iReport is the network’s global participatory news community.   With more than a million registered “iReporters” with submissions from every country in the world, the site averaged approximately a quarter million daily page views for 2012.  In October, iReport broke its prior traffic records, earning 21 million page views, due in large part to submissions related to Hurricane Sandy.  (Sources: iReport Server Log Data and iReport Internal Server Data – through December 2012).  Lila King, Sr. Director of Social News, created and oversees iReport.

CNN iReport timeline:

  • CNN’s first iReport initiative began in August 2, 2006
  • CNN launched iReport.com (in beta) on February 13, 2008 with a full scale launch in March 2008.
  • CNN iReport was fully integrated into CNN.com with the relaunch of CNN.com on October 26, 2009.
  • Open Story, a collaborative way for CNN to tell stories that included iReporters, was introduced at the 2011 South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals.
  • CNN iReport celebrated its fifth year anniversary on August 2, 2011. The anniversary was marked with global meetups in more than 50 cities worldwide.

The Wire:  The CNN Wire is a syndicated news wire commercially available both al a cart and on a subscription basis.   The CNN Wire was created in 1993 as an in-house resource to provide editorial material to all of CNN’s rapidly growing number of CNN services.   It produces fact checked copy 24/7 as well as gathering material from CNN’s 47 domestic and international newsgathering operations bureau and can also create customized material.  It became available commercially in 2009.

CNN Digital International

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.

EXECUTIVES:

Peter Bale                           Vice President & General Manager, CNN International Digital

Nick Wrenn                       Vice President of Digital Services, CNN International

CNN.com international edition

www.edition.cnn.com
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.

FACTS:

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.

Distribution/Traffic:           Worldwide

Headquartered:                    London/Hong Kong/Atlanta

CNNMéxico.com                                             

www.cnnmexico.com
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. 

FACTS:

Launch:                                 February 15, 2010

Language:                             Spanish

Programming:                      News and information with sections including National, World, Lifestyle and Health, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Economy.

Staff:                                      Based in Atlanta and Mexico

CNN.co.jp (Japanese)

www.cnn.co.jp
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. 

FACTS:

Launch:                                April 4, 2000

Programming:                     World, U.S., sports, science, entertainment, and fringe (a section with quirky and often amusing stories).

Headquartered:                   Tokyo

CNNArabic.com (Arabic)     

www.cnnarabic.com
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.

FACTS:

Launch:                                  Jan. 19, 2002

Programming:                      News, business, weather, science and technology, sports, entertainment, health, fashion and travel.

Headquartered:                    Dubai

TURNER PRIVATE NETWORKS, INC.

 CNN Airport Network

www.CNN.com/Airport

CNN Airport Network is the only satellite-delivered television service available to waiting air travelers throughout the United States. Services are also available internationally. CNN Airport Network is Turner Private Network’s only fully owned, branded network.

FACTS:

Launch:                                    Jan. 20, 1992

Programming:                       CNN-produced, news and live breaking news, business and financial reports, sports updates, weather, lifestyle and general interest segments, as well as entertainment and travel features.

Distribution:                           In the United States, CNN Airport Network is available to more than 20 million travelers in more than 1,880 gate areas per month at 42 airports, representing more than 400 million passenger enplanements annually

 

AccentHealth

www.accenthealth.com

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.

FACTS:

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

CNN NEWSOURCE

cnn.com/newsource

EXECUTIVES:

Ed Stephen                           Senior Vice President and General Manager, Newsource Sales

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.

FACTS:

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 Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

CNN IMAGESOURCE

imagesource.com

Based in Atlanta, CNN 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, http://www.cnnimagesource.com, where corporate, commercial and advertising clients can review their content selections prior to purchase.

Executive:

Tyler Moody                         Vice President and Team Leader

FACTS:

Launch Date:                        1987

 

International Networks

EXECUTIVES:

Tony Maddox                         Executive Vice President and Managing Director, CNN International

Mike McCarthy                      Senior Vice President of Programming, CNN International

Bill Galvin                               Senior Vice President of Sports Programming and Development, CNN

Cynthia Hudson                    Senior Vice President, CNN en Español

Parisa Khosravi                     Senior Vice President of Global Relations for CNN Worldwide

Meara Erdozain                    Vice President of Programming, CNN International

Ellana Lee                               Vice President, Asia Pacific

Deborah Rayner                    Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Nick Wrenn                            Vice President of Digital Services, CNN International


CNN INTERNATIONAL

CNN International is the most watched global 24-hour news network. CNN International can be seen in more than 281 million television households in more than 200 countries and territories through a network of 38 satellites.  Since September 1997, CNN International has been regionalized into five separate regions: CNN International Europe/Middle East/Africa, CNN International Asia Pacific, CNN International South Asia, CNN International Latin America and CNN International North America.

FACTS:

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 281 million households

Bureaus:                                   33 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

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.

FACTS:

Launch date:                            March 17, 1997

Mexico Feed:                            March 1999

Language:                                 Spanish

Distribution:                             More than 31 million households in Latin America and more than 5.3 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 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.

FACTS:

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 PARTNERSHIPS AND JOINT VENTURES

CNN Chile

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.

FACTS:
Launch:                      Dec. 4, 2008

Language:                                  Spanish


CNN-IBN

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.

FACTS:

Launch:                                   Dec. 5, 2005

Language:                               English

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

CNNj is a partnership between CNN and Japan Cable Television (JCTV).

FACTS:

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 Türk

CNN Türk was the second CNN-branded local-language news service to be operated and controlled outside of Atlanta.  CNN Türk is a joint venture owned by Turner Broadcasting International and Turkey’s Dogan Media Group.

FACTS

Launch:                                    Oct. 11, 1999

Language:                                Turkish

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.

 

CNN INTERNATIONAL NEWSOURCE

http://newsource.cnn.com

EXECUTIVES:

Parisa Khosravi                          Senior Vice President of Global Relations for CNN Worldwide

Eli Flournoy                                 Director, International Newsource

Eric Ruder                                    Supervising Editor, CNN International Newsource

Sonia Tucker                                Manager, CNN Journalism Fellowship and Turner VIP Protocol Affairs

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.

EDITORIAL OPERATIONS/BUREAUS

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 and Hong Kong production centers.

U.S.-BASED  (11)

Atlanta (National bureau)

Boston

Chicago

Dallas

Denver

Los Angeles

Miami

New York

Orlando, Fla.

Silicon Valley

Washington, D. C.

INTERNATIONAL (33)

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

Santiago

Sao Paulo

Seoul

Singapore

Tokyo

 

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