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CNN launching new Money net in Switzerland

English-language business news channel, CNNMoney Switzerland, is due to launch in the second half of 2017. The channel is the product of a partnership between CNN International Commercial and Swiss company MediaGo, and is part of CNN International Commercial’s wider strategy of launching CNN-branded channels with local partners. The channel will broadcast original content from […]

Hulu adds Disney, Fox to channels

Disney and Fox have come on board Hulu’s new channels streaming service. The deals mean nets including ESPN and Fox Sports will be on the upcoming service, as well as Disney Channel, FX and National Geographic among others. In all, the deals cover 35 nets from Disney and Fox, including their respective broadcast nets ABC […]

CNN to relive The Nineties with HBO

US news network CNN are working together on The Nineties, the latest show in the Tom Hanks-produced series looking at major milestones in different decades. Hank and production partner Gary Goetzman have previously worked with CNN on The Sixties, The Seventies and The Eighties. The Nineties, produced in association with HBO and Mark Herzog, will […]

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 CNN International 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 […]

Turner, Burnett test wearable tech inventors

Turner Broadcasting System, IT firm Intel and unscripted producer Mark Burnett are jointly working on a multiplatform reality series that aims to find the new big wearable technology. America’s Greatest Makers (WT) follows on from Intel’s ‘Make It Wearable’ challenge from last year, and will run in long-form on the TBS cable channel and short-form […]

Reorganisation at Discovery’s Eurosport

Discovery-owned Eurosport has made a series of exec changes including a new global content chief and new country manager for France. Julien Bergeaud (right) becomes senior VP and country manager for France, taking overall charge of both the Eurosport and Discovery businesses in the territory. He will oversee channel management, sports rights (for France and […]

FremantleMedia explores The Seventies

FremantleMedia International has acquired worldwide rights to CNN Original documentary series The Seventies. The deal covers all territories outside the US, and means the Tom Hanks-produced 8x60mins show now sits alongside The Sixties in the FMI catalogue. The Sixties sold to 43 territories worldwide, including DR in Denmark, NTV in Germany and SBS in Australia. […]

Sky channels launch on Snapchat

UK satcaster Sky has launched two content channels on the new Snapchat Discover platform for Sky News and Sky Sports. Sky will use the Snapchat service to publish daily editions of content featuring six to 10 ‘snaps’, using a combination of images, video and text – including long form articles. With the rollout, Sky becomes […]

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, with media partners already signed up to the service including National Geographic, Vice Media, Yahoo News, Comedy Central, CNN, […]

BBC news channel unshaken by new Russian legislation

The BBC has said that it will continue to broadcast the BBC World News channel in Russia, despite recent changes to Russian media regulation that have seen CNN pull out of the market and other channel operators assess their options. According to a BBC spokesperson, the 24-hour English-language news channel is compliant with both current […]