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CNN Business Arabic goes live

CNN Business Arabic has launched as a digital business platform offering global and regional economic, business, and finance news, facts and analysis for Arabic speakers around the world. In addition to covering breaking news about key markets and industry sectors, CNN Business Arabic will offer original shows to engage audiences, along with podcasts, and exclusive […]

January 16, 2023

OAN partners with Major Market Broadcasting

One America News Network (OAN), a 24/7 source of national and international news in the US, has announced that its broadcast over-the-air (OTA) channel variant OAN Plus will be available in more than five million new OTA only households through a partnership with Major Market Broadcasting including launches in top DMA’s New York, Chicago, San […]

January 11, 2023

Isaac named BBC Wales Head of News

BBC Wales has announced that Delyth Isaac has been appointed as the new Head of News and Current Affairs. In this role she will lead the development of all news and current affairs services on digital, radio and television. She leads a team of journalists based across Wales and in Westminster. Rhuanedd Richards, Director BBC […]

December 21, 2022

Ryley leaving Sky News

John Ryley has announced he is stepping down as head of Sky News after 17 years. Ryley, who has been with Sky for 28 years, began his career as a BBC graduate news trainee and went on to programme edit ITV’s News at Ten before joining Sky in 1995 as an output editor. He was […]

December 5, 2022

Ofcom study raises news ‘gatekeeper’ concerns

In a study of choice in news, UK comms regulator Ofcom has identified concerns around the impact of online news ‘gatekeepers’ – particularly social media, such as Facebook, but also search engines and news apps such as Apple News and Google News. Ofcom’s report, Media plurality and online news, highlights how far these companies – […]

November 16, 2022By Colin Mann

FOX News Channel is most-watched network for midterms

FOX News Channel’s (FNC) midterm election primetime coverage (8-11PM/ET) dominated all broadcast and cable television networks, according to data from Nielsen Media Research. FNC’s primetime coverage delivered 7,422,000 viewers and 1,879,000 in the 25-54 younger demographic, making it the highest-rated election night coverage in all of television in total viewers and the A25-54 demographic, beating […]

November 9, 2022

The Trusted News Initiative creates Asia-Pacific network

The media organisations that now make up TNI’s new Asia-Pacific network have received training, funded by the Google News Initiative, to help their journalists navigate the disinformation environment. The TNI is an industry collaboration of major news and global tech organisations, led by the BBC, working together to stop the spread of disinformation where it […]

November 9, 2022

Stephanopoulos new CNN Worldwide Chief Digital Officer

Seasoned industry executive, Athan Stephanopoulos, has been named EVP and Chief Digital Officer of CNN Worldwide, reporting to CNN Chairman and CEO Chris Licht. In this role, Stephanopoulos will oversee the digital worldwide business, including editorial, product, technology, business operations and innovation strategies. “I am thrilled Athan is joining CNN,” commented Licht. “His vision for […]

October 27, 2022

CNN signals lay-offs

CNN is expected to confirm widespread staff layoffs this week. CNN CEO Chris Licht sent a memo to staff on  October 26th said the news organisation’s aim is to have most of these staffing decisions made by the end of the year so it could start 2023 “feeling settled and prepared for the future”. Licht […]

October 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Mini-budget pulls record traffic to BBC Sounds

From July to September 2022 there was an average 4.3 million weekly people using BBC Sounds, with a record weekly 4.53 million coming in the week following the UK’s mini-budget – particularly to Newscast to help make sense of the economic crisis. This quarter BBC Sounds launched Local To Me, a new feature that helps […]

October 24, 2022