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 […]

Ukraine’s Divan.TV adds CNN, Cartoon Network

Ukrainian OTT TV service Divan.TV has added CNN and Cartoon Network to its channel line-up. The networks are available now in the Ukraine to Divan.TV’s Optimal, Prestige, VIP, and Children package subscribers. Divan.TV general director, Arkadiy Kanyuka, described the additions as a “huge step forward” and said: “We are constantly striving to add new channels […]

CNN launches VR division

US news broadcaster CNN has officially launched CNNVR, its new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform. The global division, which sits within CNN Digital, will cover major news events in 360-video and produce weekly virtual reality experiences. CNN said that its new VR platform will make it easier to access this content on every […]

Zucker: CNN thriving amid Trump media assault

CNN boss Jeff Zucker claims the media is under assault and politicians are failing to address US president Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists, but that his news network is thriving with political events driving record ratings and revenue. Zucker was speaking at INTV in Israel in a session labelled ‘The War on Truth’, and told […]

Facebook hires former CNN anchor to lead news partnerships

Facebook has hired broadcast journalist and former CNN presenter Campbell Brown to head up its news partnerships team. Announcing the news via a post on Facebook, Brown said that she will be using her newsroom experience to help news organisations and journalists work “more closely and more effectively with Facebook”. “I will be working directly with […]

BitTorrent appoints TV news network director

BitTorrent has appointed former Viceland and CNN producer, Harrison Bohrman, as news director for its new live-streaming TV news network. Bohrman, BitTorrent’s first ever news director, is tasked with building a news team from the ground up, leading the development, planning and production for BitTorrent News. Bohrman most recently worked as a senior producer of […]

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 […]

BBC ‘has overtaken’ CNN in ComScore rankings

The BBC has overtaken CNN in ComScore’s digital rankings, reaching an audience of 75.6 million visitors a month compared with CNN’s 72.1 million, according to the UK broadcaster. BBC visitors spend over three minutes per visits and generating close to 1.8 billion page views. The BBC’s international TV offering, BBC World News now reaches 433 […]

CNN launches localised Greek service

CNN is to launch a localised digital and mobile version of its service for Greece in partnership with DPG Digital Media. The venture will bring, a localised digital and mobile version of CNN to the Greek people.’s remit will be to deliver local and national content from Greek digital network DPG Digital Media,, […]

CNN reports ‘highest month on record’ for online video

News network CNN said that posted its strongest month ever for digital video in June after logging 212 million video streams. CNN said that the strong figures reflect its “heavy investment and prioritisation of premium, digital-first video.” According to the news network’s stats, CNN outperformed its news rivals in terms of video streams for […]