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CNN to launch CNN Business Arabic

International Media Investments (IMI) and CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) have signed an agreement for a partnership that will see the creation of CNN Business Arabic, a dedicated digital business platform from the MENA region for Arabic speakers, which will be launched in Q4 2022. Developed and operated by IMI in partnership with CNN, CNN Business […]

June 20, 2022

CNN-News18 launches Town Hall

CNN-News18, India’s English general news channel, is all set to host the inaugural session of ‘Town Hall,’ an on-ground event where top policy makers, opinion leaders and prominent voices will engage in meaningful conversations with India’s most trusted news team. The ‘CNN-News18 Town Hall’ will decode the most relevant and topical issues that are shaping […]

June 16, 2022

Kaura joins Network18 as Editor, Standards & Practices

Seasoned media professional Dipika Kaura has joined Network18 Group as Editor (Standards & Practices). Kaura has worked with the network earlier as well in several different capacities. She was Executive Editor and Head of Desk at CNN-News18 before she left the group in 2020. She was also the founder member of CNN-News18 in 2005 and […]

June 9, 2022

FOX News Digital ends April as top-performing news brand in multiplatform minutes

FOX News Digital finished April 2022 as the top-performing news organisation in the competitive set in multiplatform minutes, according to Comscore. FOX News Digital closed out the month reaching 2.9 billion total multiplatform minutes, 1.5 billion total multiplatform views, and  77 million multiplatform unique visitors. April also marked the 14th straight month that FOX News […]

May 17, 2022

CNN+ shuts after less than a month

The new owner of CNN, Warner Bros Discovery, is shutting down CNN+ on April 30th. It is less than a month since its launch. “This decision is in line with WBD’s broader direct-to-consumer strategy,” said Chris Licht, the incoming CEO of CNN. “In a complex streaming market, consumers want simplicity and an all-in service, which […]

April 22, 2022

Report: Significant audience drop for US broadcast news

Despite changing viewing habits, national television remains a dominating medium for entertainment and news-gathering purposes in the US. National TV still has the broadest reach with live broadcasts like Super Bowl LVI drawing nearly 72 million unique US households. This is according to Comscore’s latest TV Trends report, which uses Comscore TV National Measurement to […]

April 21, 2022

FOX News Digital ends Q1 as No 1 in multiplatform minutes

FOX News Digital finished the first quarter of 2022 and the month of March as the top-performing news brand in the competitive set in multiplatform minutes, according to Comscore. This marks FOX News Digital’s fourth consecutive quarter ranking as number one in the category in the news competitive set. FOX News Digital closed out the […]

April 21, 2022

CNN+ launch ‘disaster’

CNN+, the premium pay-service from the global news broadcaster, is suffering despite launching just some three weeks ago. CNN’s long-time CFO Brad Ferrier (since 1995) has been laid off, and all marketing spend cancelled according to local reports. Ferrier has been replaced by Discovery’s CFO for streaming, Neil Chugani. The changes come with rumours that […]

April 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Portugal: Media Capital cuts losses in 2021

Portuguese media group Media Capital posted a €4.1 million loss in 2021, a 63 per cent improvement over the €11.1 million loss the previous year. Operating revenues increased by 15 per cent to €157.7 million. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, advertising revenues increased 16 per cent year-on-year, due to the recovery of the advertising market and […]

April 12, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Discovery, AT&T close WarnerMedia deal

Discovery and AT&T have closed their transaction to combine the WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The new entity, Warner Bros Discovery, will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on April 11th, under the new ticker symbol ‘WBD’. Warner Bros Discovery will create and distribute the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of […]

April 11, 2022By Colin Mann