CNN wins Russian licence

Russian media and communications regulator Roskomnadzor has granted Turner Broadcasting’s CNN channel a licence to broadcast in Russia. The move will allow Turner to relaunch the news channel in the Russian market, following its withdrawal at the end of last year. CNN had previously broadcast in Russia through satellite pay TV operator NTV+’s broadcast licence. […]

CNN granted new Russian licence

Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor has reportedly approved US news channel CNN’s application for a new broadcast licence. According to reports by the Moscow Times and RBC news agency, the move paves the way for CNN to return to the Russian airwaves after it ceased broadcasting in the country in December. CNN cut its Russian presence after the […]

CNN applies for new Russian licence

CNN has reportedly applied for a new licence to broadcast in Russia, three months after saying that it would cease airing there due to recent changes in media legislation. According to Russian, non-government news agency, Interfax, Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor has received documents from CNN applying for a universal license to broadcast across Russia. CNN […]

Snapchat signs up TV partners for Discover launch

Mobile messaging service Snapchat has partnered with a host of major TV broadcasters and publishers to launch a new in-app feature called Snapchat Discover.  Discover will let Snapchat users explore stories from different professional editorial teams. Media partners already signed up to the service including National Geographic, Vice Media, Yahoo News, Comedy Central, CNN, ESPN […]

CNN set to pull channel in Russia

CNN is due to cease broadcasting in Russia at the end of the year, citing “recent changes in Russian media legislation.” In a statement, the network’s parent company Turner International said is was “assessing its distribution options for CNN in Russia” in light of the new regulations and said “we are bringing our existing distribution […]

Wrenn leaves CNN for Facebook

CNN veteran Nick Wrenn has left the Turner-owned news channel to join social network Facebook. He will be head of media partnerships for the EMEA region at Faqcebook, working on the US-listed company’s relationships with media companies, journalists, celebrities and public figures across Europe. Based in London, Wrenn will oversee the EMEA media partnerships team […]

News channels stake rival claims to top spot

Leading international news channels have each placed their individual spin on the results of the latest IPSOS European Media and Marketing Survey (EMS), a key annual fixture in the battle to attract advertisers to the channels. Sky News said the results showed it was the most-watched news channel each day by up-market Europeans and that […]

CNN puts viewers in control with Watch CNNx iPad app

News network CNN has launched Watch CNNx, an iPad app that it says will give viewers “unprecedented control over their TV news experience.” Users can access 24-hours of CNN TV rundowns, see segments they’ve missed, and control and preview the content they want to watch. The app also gives viewers the option to delve into […]

CNN sells Zite news reader app to Flipboard

CNN has sold its personalised news reader service Zite to news-magazine app Flipboard, in a deal estimated to be worth up to US$60 million (€43.7 million) over time. As part of the deal, Flipboard has teamed up with the news network launch custom magazines for selected CNN shows. CNN is also fully available on Flipboard, […]

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 […]