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CNN to cut UK jobs, reduce amount of London-produced content

News broadcaster CNN is planning on making cuts to its London office, with at least 12 employees expected to lose their job as a result. As reported by The Guardian, CNN boss Jeff Zucker made an announcement at the company’s London base on Tuesday. According to the report, Zucker told staff that CNN International was […]

CNN commercial arm names COO

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), the international news channel’s commercial arm, has named Phil Nelson as chief operating officer to lead CNN’s operational and international growth initiatives outside of advertising sales. Nelson will oversee CNNIC’s business development and strategy, finance, strategic planning and international sales operations as well as content sales and licensing. This includes managing […]

CNN joins Viacom’s fast-growing AVOD streamer Pluto TV

CNN, the global news channel that is part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia, is joining Viacom’s advertising-supported streaming service Pluto TV. At launch, its content on Pluto TV will feature a curated playlist of short-form digital content from CNN anchors and storytellers. It will also provide programming focused on lifestyle, culture and the environment, along with some […]

CNN launches VR app on Oculus Rift

CNN has launched its virtual reality news app, CNNVR, on Oculus Rift headsets, promising users a deeper sense of ‘connectedness’ with the news. The app was created in partnership with visual development and experience company Magnopus and offers breaking news video in a VR environment, as well as immersive 360° video. CNN said the app […]

CNN ‘immune’ from impact of OTT TV

CNN is more or less immune from the impact of the growth of OTT TV and “has never been more relevant” according to CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Zucker told attendees that CNN and news channels in general are “somewhat immune” from the rise of OTT TV giants […]

YouTube TV ups price and adds Turner channels

YouTube TV is set to up its price from US$35 to US$40 per month, has added a host of Turner channels, and plans to up its sports output. The news came as YouTube said it will also expand its over-the-top pay TV service to 100 US markets in the coming weeks. YouTube is adding TNT, […]

CNN appoints EMEA content sales lead

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) has appointed Roland Nikolaou as senior director, content sales and licensing for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Nikolaou joins from sports agency MP & Silva where he was group executive director, responsible for driving global commercial strategies including media and brand partnerships. In his new role he will be […]

CNN shuts down Beme, parts with founders

CNN is closing Beme, the video startup it acquired for some US$25 million in 2016, and is parting ways with its founders – celebrity YouTuber Casey Neistat and former Tumblr exec Matt Hackett. CNN said that while Beme will no longer operate as a standalone business its brand and products will be absorbed by CNN, […]

US government blocks AT&T’s Time Warner takeover

The US Department for Justice (DoJ) has blocked AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner and filed a lawsuit to prevent it. The justice department has said that the merger, valued at US$85 billion, will reduce competition and raise prices for consumers. Makan Delrahim, the assistant attorney general for the Department for Justice’s antitrust division, said: “It would […]

AT&T chief pours cold water on CNN sale

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has hit out at suggestions that his company could sell CNN and poured cold water on reports that the US Department of Justice was calling for a disposal of the news channel as the price for giving a green light to AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Stephenson, attending the New York […]

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