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Stephanopoulos takes top digital role at CNN Worldwide

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. Licht said: “I am thrilled Athan is joining CNN. His vision for digital journalism, alongside his leadership and […]

More international broadcasters suspend operations in Russia

Discovery, NHK and TV5Monde have become the latest media group to suspend its operations in Russia in response to that country’s aggression against Ukraine. Discover has taken a decision to stop broadcasts in the Russian Federation, according to US trade paper Variety. Discovery broadcasts a group of about 15 channels in Russia through Media Alliance, […]

CNN International launches on Samsung TV Plus with Rakuten TV

VOD service Rakuten TV has launched the CNN International news channel on Samsung TV Plus in the UK and Germany. The launch will see Samsung smart TV users gain access to the 24-hour US news network for free as a part of Samsung’s ever-expanding AVOD offer, with channels specifically provided by Rakuten TV including Rakuten […]

Turner ups Raad at CNN

Rani Raad has been upped at the international arm of Turner-owned news net CNN, taking the newly-created role of president, CNN International Commercial. Turner reorganised commercial activity at CNNInternational in 2013 under Raad’s leadership. In his new role he will oversee all international commercial activity, including data-driven online programmatic ad sales. He has been upped […]

CNN International to launch via Cellcom in Israel

Turner International-owned news network, CNN International, is launching in HD on Israeli operator Cellcom TV’s OTT service from this month. Announcing the deal, CNNI said the distribution deal with Cellcom, one of the newest and fastest growing platforms in Israel, reflects the “growing appetite for high quality international news content.” “Following the successful launch of […]

CNN International names regional sales chief

News broadcaster CNN International has named Antonio Canto as vice-president, regional sales. Canto, who will work under chief commercial officer Rani Raad, will be charged with building CNN’s business in southern, central and eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and the CIS. Canto replaces Reme Al-Saiegh, who is leaving the company after taking maternity […]

Broadcasters unveil social media initiatives for World Cup

CNN International and Eurosport have announced social media initiatives in the run-up to and during the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil. CNN International has announced plans to deliver coverage of the tournament across TV, online and mobile platforms, and has announced plans for a joint initiative with Facebook. CNN has teamed up with Facebook in […]

CNN recruits digital and sales specialist Wyatt

Turner’s cable news net CNN International has hired Owen Wyatt for a newly-created digital and affiliate sales role. Wyatt joins from YouTube channel operator Base79. At CNN International he will be tasked with growing the range of affiliates the news channel works with and developing its training and consultancy services. CNN’s new recruit will report […]

Lattelecom boosts news channel line-up

Latvian telco Lattelecom has added four news and information channels to its programming line-up.  The telco has added BBC World, CNN International and Russia’s TV Dozhd to its line-up of news channels, and has also started to carry infotainment channel RTVi International. The latest additions follow the addition of Ukrainian channel Inter+ in November is […]

CNN International hires UK ad sales chief

CNN International has hired former Viacom executive Liz Nunn as head of its UK-based ad sales unit. Nunn, formerly Liz Rakowicz, was previously vice-president, international sales at Viacom. Nunn will head CNN’s ad sales in the UK, the Netherlands and Finland and will also coordinate CNN’s business relations with media agencies globally. She will report […]