CNBC and Prisa strike content deal

CNBC and Prisa have struck a content deal whereby the former’s news content will be distributed across the websites of Prisa-owned newspapers El Pais and Cinco Dias. NBCUniversal-owned news net CNBC will seed its short form business and current affairs video across the sites. It will appear in its original English-language form with Spanish subtitles. […]

CNBC hires Sky News International exec

News channel CNBC has hired Sky News International head of distribution Sian-Elin Davies as director of pay TV distribution for CNBC International. Davies will join in January 2015 and will lead and manage CNBC’s distribution strategy and negotiate new deals for CNBC and NBC News Group channels, on major TV platforms within Europe the Middle […]

CNBC launches on Starman

News channel CNBC is launching on Estonian cable operator Starman’s platform. From July 15, CNBC will be available on Starman and will be included in the popular ‘Europa and World News’ thematic subscription package, reaching more than 120,000 subscribers. “Our agreement with Starman enables viewers across Estonia to watch the latest global business news and […]

CNBC hires international digital chief

News network CNBC has recruited John Armah as head of digital for its international business. Amrah will oversee the NBCUniversal-owned news net’s digital strategy in all territories outside the US, incorporating audience development and digital video production. He has worked in a variety of consultancy roles as well as serving a ten-year stint at UK […]

CNBC launches on UPC in Eastern Europe

Central and Eastern European satellite TV provider UPC has launched business and financial news channel CNBC on its platform. The English-language network is available to DTH customers as part of UPC’s ‘Light’ package in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and as part of its HD package in Romania. It replaces BBC World news in […]

CNBC makes two international appointments

Business and financial news broadcaster CNBC has made two executive appointments to its international team.  Finola McDonnell has been named vice president of international marketing, communications and PR, with a remit across EMEA and Asia Pacific. She joins from pan-European lobby group BusinessEurope where she was director of communications. Kate Henwood joins as vice president […]

CNBC makes key international appointments

News channel CNBC has made a number of key appointments to its international team. CNBC has promoted Jacqueline Lam to the new position of vice-president of international distribution, managing all of its existing distribution and affiliate relationships and growing the network’s reach by securing new opportunities with cable, satellite and broadband partners. She previously led […]

UPC Slovakia launches news package

Liberty Global-owned UPC Slovakia has launched a new TV package of nine news channels, comprising CNN, BBC, CNBC, Euronews, Deutsche Welle, France 24, Russia Today, TV5 and TV8. The package is available for €1.90 a month for entry package customers, while basic package subscribers will receive the service for free. The cable operator has also […]

UPC Slovakia adds seven channels

Cable operator UPC Slovakia has added seven new TV channels to its offering. According to the Liberty Global-owned operator, the addition of STV2 HD, Dajto HD, ČT/ ČT art, Animal Planet HD, CNBC, Crime & Investigation and Fightbox HD takes the number of channels on the platform to over 150, including 20 in HD. STV2 […]

CNBC to launch in Slovakia

CNBC is to launch on UPC Slovakia’s platform from September 2. The news channel will be available as part of UPC’s Digitálna Televízia Basic package. The deal is the first for CNBC in Slovakia. Antony Lilleyman, vice-president of commercial, EMEA at CNBC said, “Our agreement with UPC Broadband enables viewers in Slovakia to watch the […]