Advanced Television

CNBC opens Dubai Studios

October 29, 2018

By Chris Forrester

Business news channel CNBC has opened new studios at Dubai’s International Financial Centre. The broadcaster already has a facility at Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and from where regular transmissions have been made.

As of today, television output from CNBC’s Dubai studio will feed into Capital Connection and across CNBC’s headquarters around the world. Spearheading coverage from the new studio will be the network’s newly appointed Dubai Correspondent, Dan Murphy, who relocates from the CNBC’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, where he regularly fronted CNBC’s business day programming.

Murphy said: “We’re going to be at the epicentre of Dubai’s business community telling the dynamic Middle East business story to our global audience.”

CNBC also announced it has appointed a number of production, technical operations and digital roles at the new Dubai studios.

KC Sullivan, President/MD at CNBC International, said: “Our Dubai bureau will give further bandwidth to our Headquarters in Abu Dhabi and provide us with the opportunity to enhance our coverage from the region.”

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