December 23rd, 2013

CNN International Adds New Programming from Middle East Regional Hub

‘One Square Meter’ to explore ever-changing landscape of real estate in emerging markets

 Airs Tuesdays in ‘Global Exchange’ at 1600 GMT / 2000 UAE 

CNN International today announced that it is expanding its Middle East programming portfolio with the launch of ‘One Square Meter’, a new segment within CNN’s ‘Global Exchange’ which will explore the development of residential and commercial real estate in fast-growing emerging markets.

The new weekly segment airs Tuesdays at 1600 GMT / 2000 UAE and joins ‘Inside the Middle East’ and ‘Marketplace Middle East’ as the latest addition to the feature programming output from CNN’s Middle East broadcast and production centre in Abu Dhabi.

From Sao Paolo to St. Petersburg, Shanghai to Dubai, Mumbai to Lusaka, ‘One Square Meter’ goes to every corner of the world to explore leading architectural designs, rising hotspots and demand for property internationally.

Deborah Rayner, VP and Managaing Editor for CNN International EMEA said: “As the leading international news brand in the Middle East, we’re pleased to continue our investment in highly relevant programming from the region for our international audiences with the addition of ‘One Square Meter’. Understanding the economics of the emerging markets through the prism of the property market will provide added insight for viewers for whom this part of the world is of increasing relevance for their business.”

For more information, please contact:

Zeina Jamra
CNN International
+971 4 4467714

About CNN in the Middle East

CNN is the leading international news brand in the Middle East (EMS Middle East June 2012). Its regional operations include the CNN Abu Dhabi bureau which opened in November 2009 and the website which has been based out of Dubai since January 2002. Its programming remit from the region includes the feature shows ‘Inside the Middle East’ and ‘CNN Marketplace Middle East’ and the nightly ‘Global Exchange’ programme. CNN’s  regional bureaux include Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Cairo, Istanbul and Jerusalem.

About CNN International

 CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in five different languages across all major TV, internet and mobile platforms reaching more than 375 million households around the globe. CNN International, awarded “News Channel of the Year” by the Royal Television Society in March 2013, is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America. The CNN digital network is consistently one of the top news and current affairs destination on the web. CNN has 45 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.