CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to 14 cable and satellite television networks; six Web sites, including, the first major news and information Web site; two private place-based networks; two radio networks; wireless devices that provide news and information to mobile devices; and CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service.


CNN's combined branded networks and services are available to more than 2 billion people in more than 200 countries and territories.
CNN has 36 bureaus around the world and around 4,000 employees worldwide.
CNN's coverage is supplemented and carried by more than 900 affiliates worldwide.


Jim Walton President President
Ken Jautz Executive Vice President of CNN News Group
Sid Bedingfield Senior Vice President of CNN Productions
Chris Cramer Managing Director of CNN International
Rick Davis Executive Vice President, News Standards and Practices
Susan Grant Executive Vice President of CNN News Services
Jonathan Klein President of CNN/U.S.
Cindy Patrick Executive Vice President of Operations

U.S.-based Networks


Jonathan Klein President, CNN/U.S.
Rolando Santos Executive Vice President/General Manager, CNN Headline News


CNN/U.S., the leading 24-hour news and information cable television network and the flagship of all CNN news brands, invented 24-hour television news. CNN/U.S. provides live coverage and analysis of breaking news, as well as a full range of business, weather, sports, entertainment, health and science news programs and topical in-depth interviews. 


Launch: June 1, 1980
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Distribution: More than 89 million households and in more than 890,000 hotel rooms


www.headlinenews. com

CNN Headline News updates 88 million households on the day's news every 15 minutes, 24 hours each day. CNN Headline News provides the top stories about health, technology, weather, entertainment, the environment, sports, travel and money as

well as breaking news. The network is broadcast from a state-of-art studio at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta and is designed especially for viewers who want relevant and comprehensive news in a way that suits the urgency of their schedules. Teams of at least four anchors interact to deliver news, using the best resources of the CNN News Group. CNN Headline News also produces CNN Student News, a 10-minute, cost-and-commercial-free educational program airing Monday-Friday throughout the school year.


Launch: Jan. 1, 1982
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Programming: Provides the top stories about health, technology, weather, entertainment, the environment, sports, travel and money as well as breaking news
Distribution: More than 88 million households and in more than 600,000 hotel rooms in the United States, Canada and in some parts of Latin America and the Caribbean


CNN Airport Network

CNN Airport Network is the only satellite-delivered television service available to waiting air travelers throughout the United States. Services are also available internationally. CNN Airport Network is Turner Private Network's only fully owned, branded network.


Launch: Jan. 20, 1992
Programming: CNN-produced, news and live breaking news, business and financial reports, sports updates, weather, lifestyle and general interest segments, as well as entertainment and travel features.
Distribution: In the United States, CNN Airport Network is available to more than 20 million travelers in more than 1,800 gate areas per month at 42 airports, representing more than 400 million passenger enplanements annually.


CNNRadio is a full-service network providing the latest news, sports and business information.


Launch: April 1, 1982
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Programming: News, sports, entertainment and business
Distribution: More than 2,100 U.S. and international affiliates in nine countries on four continents
Staff: Based in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.


CNNtoGo delivers news and information service in the United States and Canada to cellular phones, PDAs and pagers through strategic partnerships with wireless ISPs and equipment manufacturers.


Launch: June 2001; re-launch October 2003
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Distribution: Available to more than 14 million subscribers through six mobile operator partnerships
Staff: Throughout the United States 



David Payne Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Mitch Gelman Senior Vice President and Executive Producer,
Craig Matters Editor, CNN/Money Online

CNN is responsible for the award-winning news site, as well as CNN/ and the distribution of CNN news content via platforms such as mobile phones. The collective CNN sites include six international sites and are among the world's leading news and information destinations. The CNN sites rank as the No. 1 destination for among all online news and information sites. CNN's Web sites are updated continuously from production centers worldwide.


Launch: Aug. 30, 1995
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Programming: News, sports, business, entertainment, weather, politics, law, science and technology, travel, space, health, food, nature and in-depth special sections
Distribution/Traffic: Worldwide; In 2004, averages more than 51 million page views per day

CNN/Money Online


Launch: Launch: Launched with MONEY magazine as on Oct. 8, 2001
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Programming: Breaking business, financial and market news, as well as in-depth analysis of the U.S. and global economies, the technology industry and companies in the news
Distribution/Traffic: Worldwide


International Networks


Chris Cramer Executive Vice President and Managing Director, CNN International
Chris Crommett Senior Vice President and General Manager, CNN en Español
Rena Golden Senior Vice President, CNN International
Parisa Khosravi Vice President and Senior Director of Coverage, CNN International
Jill Dougherty Managing Editor, CNN International, Asia Pacific
Tony Maddox Senior Vice President, CNN International News Operations
Nick Wrenn Managing Editor, CNN International, Europe, Middle East and Africa


CNN International is the world's leading global 24-hour news network. The CNN International news network can be seen in more than 150 million television households and hotel rooms in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, via a network of 38 satellites. Since September 1997, CNN International has been regionalised into five separately scheduled channels: CNN International Europe/Middle East/Africa, CNN International Asia Pacific, CNN International South Asia, CNN International Latin America and CNN International North America.


Launch: September 1985
Language: English with some subtitling for feature programming in Asia Pacific
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

CNN International Europe/Middle East/ Africa


Launch: September 1985
Language: English
Distribution: More than 109 million households, hotel rooms and specialized outlets, including more than 94 million in Europe, more than 11 million in the Middle East and more than 4 million in Africa.
Bureaus: Baghdad, Berlin, Beirut, Cairo, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Lagos, London, Madrid, Moscow and Rome.
Programming: More than 50 hours of programming originates from CNN London each week, combining prime time weekday European news, business and sports programs with weekly feature shows. Programs produced in London include the European breakfast show 'CNN Today', daily business reports in 'Business International' and 'World Business Today' and the weekly, 'International Correspondents' roundtable of leading international journalists and media figures.

CNN International Asia Pacific


Launch: August 1989
Language: English with programming dubbed into local languages for varying durations by broadcast affiliates around the region.
Distribution: More than 27 million households (including CNN International South Asia)
Bureaus: Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Islamabad, Jakarta, New Delhi, Seoul, Sydney and Tokyo
Programming: CNN produces 30 hours of regionally focused programming each week from its Asia Pacific production centre in Hong Kong. 'CNN Today', 'World News Asia' and 'Talk Asia' are produced from Hong Kong along with regular business updates live throughout the day.

CNN International South Asia


Launch: July 2000
Language: English
Bureaus: Islamabad and New Delhi

CNN International Latin America

CNN has been available in Latin America since 1980, when it launched in the United States, as the size of the satellite footprint meant the signal was available in parts of the region ( Mexico, Central America, etc.). In January 1989, CNN was launched on Pan Am Sat 1, which covers all of Latin America. In 1991 CNN International replaced CNN on Pan Am Sat1.


Launch: 1991
Language: English
Distribution: More than 12 million households
Bureaus: Buenos Aires, Havana, Mexico City.

CNN International North America

In the United States, CNN International is available on CNN International North America. There is also a 24-hour CNN International service available on certain cable systems in the United States.


Launch: CNN International North America : October 2000
Language: English
Distribution: CNN International North America is available in more than 3.5 million households
Programming: News, business and lifestyle programming from CNN International Europe/Middle East/Africa and CNN International Asia Pacific.


CNN en Español delivers international and regional news that is produced, written and presented by Latin Americans for Latin Americans in Spanish. The network is designed as a companion to CNN International Latin America.


Launch: March 17, 1997
Language: Spanish
Household Delivery: More than 12 million households in Latin America and a growing population in the United States.
Bureaus: Buenos Aires, Havana, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New York and Washington, D.C.
Programming: Programs include 'Las Noticias', the network's prime-time newscast of record; 'Panorama Mundial', which provides in-depth reporting and analysis of top headlines with provocative interviews with leading newsmakers and opinion-shapers; 'Mirador Mundial' monitors breaking global events all weekend long with a special focus on the elections that change the face of politics around the world; 'Economía y Finanzas', provides financial and business news with detailed updates on international markets and incisive interviews with financial newsmakers; 'Deportes CNN' features the top plays, players, highlights and analysis of the region's most important sports competitions; 'Escenario' offers news and features from the world of showbiz with a fresh and dynamic twist, bringing viewers insights on today's hottest artists and trendsetters.

The 1997 debut of CNN en Español represented the most successful launch in the history of Latin American pay television.

CNN en Español marked the first time that the CNN News Group had independently produced an entire 24-hour news service in a language other than English.

CNN en Español - Mexico

CNN en Español's Mexico feed features a Mexico-specific newscast and the Infocinta CNN ticker, continually updated with news headlines, stock and financial data, sports scores, local time and weather information.


Launch: March 1, 1999
Language: Spanish
Programming: 'Noticias Mexico', dedicated to covering important local, national and international events of significance to Mexican viewers. Two nightly editions of the newscast are offered every Monday through Friday.



CNNj is a partnership between CNN and Japan Cable television (JCTV), CNN's distribution partner for 21 years. CNNj is tailored specifically for a Japanese audience, combining content from CNN/US and CNN International.


Launch: March 1, 2003
Number of Countries: 1 ( Japan )
Language: English with Japanese translation service (18 hours per day) provided by Japan Cable Television.
Distribution: More than 4.8 million households and hotels and government offices throughout Japan.
Programming: CNNj combines content from three of CNN's award-winning networks: CNN/U.S. and CNN International. The programming derived from CNN/US includes 'American Morning' and 'Newsnight with Aaron Brown'. Some of the featured programs from CNN International are 'Spark', 'Design 360' and 'World Sport'.


CNN+ was the first CNN-branded local-language news channel operated and controlled outside of Atlanta. The 24-hour Spanish language news channel is based in Madrid and produced by Compania Independiente de Noticias de Television, a company held 50 percent by Turner Broadcasting System International and 50 percent by Sogecable, owner of Canal Plus España and Canal Satélite Digital.


Launch: January 27, 1999
Language: Spanish
Programming: 24-hour news in Spanish produced and presented by Spanish journalists and anchors. It offers national, international news and weather every 30 minutes, with breaking news and feature programming.
Distribution: Distributed on Canal Satellite Digital to more than 1.2 million subscribers via cable.
Resources: Produced from studios in central Madrid by a staff of 150 local Spanish journalists and personnel, CNN+ has bureaus in Catalonia, Basque Country, Andalucia, Valencian Community, the United States and Belgium. CNN+ also has access to the vast newsgathering resources of the CNN News Group.


Based in Berlin, n-tv is Germany's first national news and business channel. CNN/ Time Warner, Inc., has an equity stake in n-tv. RTL is the other principal shareholder.


Launch: November 30, 1992
Language: German
Distribution: Available in 31 million households in Germany, plus more than 18 million in the rest of Europe.
Programming: 24-hour coverage of national and international news, plus extensive business, financial and political news programming and analysis with lighter weekend programming on topics ranging from travel to health. n-tv also operates Germany's leading teletext service and launched its German-language news and information web site in May 1999. In October 2000, this developed into a joint German-language news and information site.

CNN Türk

CNN Türk was the second CNN-branded local-language news service to be operated and controlled outside of Atlanta. CNN Türk is a joint venture owned by Turner Broadcasting International and Turkey's Dogan Media Group.
Launch: October 11, 1999
Language: Turkish
Distribution: Seven million via terrestrial television and cable and satellite in other areas
Programming: 24-hour coverage of national and international news, including CNN's trademark breaking news, plus extensive business, financial, political and sports news programming and analysis. Based in Istanbul and written, produced and presented by Turks for the Turkish market, CNN Turk has extensive newsgathering resources across Turkey.


CNN en Español Radio is a full-service Spanish-language network, providing the latest information in news, sports, business and entertainment and full-time breaking news coverage. CNN en Español Radio is the first international radio news network to provide audio news resources to affiliates via a password-protected web site.


Launch: March 29, 1993
Hours: 6 a.m.-midnight (ET), weekdays
Satellite Programming: Live top-of-the-hour newscasts, live breaking news coverage, CNN en Español simulcast.
Internet Programming: A la Carta
Distribution: 33 U.S. affiliates and 18 international network affiliates in 16 Latin American countries, the Caribbean and Spain.
Staff: Located in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.


CNN Mobile is CNN International's service for mobile devices. Launched in 1999, it was the first mobile telephone news and information service available globally with targeted regional content. The service delivers CNN news content to mobile phones in a number of formats, including SMS, WAP, PartnerML for Vodafone Live, XHTML, cHTML for i-mode devices and CNNlive, a java news service which features's top 10 stories, complete with photos and a scrolling ticker.


Launch: February 23, 1999
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Distribution: Available to more than 210 million subscribers worldwide through 38 international mobile operator partnerships in more than 30 countries on five continents.

WEB SITES (International)


Mitch Gelman Senior Vice President and Executive Producer,
Dylan Reynolds Editor, International

CNN produces four international news web sites that are among the world's leading news and information destinations. CNN's web sites are updated continuously from production centers worldwide. In addition to the sites listed below, CNN produces, a Korean language version of international edition, and which mirrors the content on the CNNenEspañ web site but is geared to a Mexican audience. international edition international edition is CNN's first internationally focused English-language web site presenting world news.


Launch: February 24, 2003
Programming: Top world news and business stories with separate sections for in-depth Asian and European news. Other sections include travel, entertainment and technology, all tailored for an international audience. Information on CNN programming with news on special guests and broadcasts, plus in-depth sections for CNN international shows including Business International and Design 360.
Distribution/Traffic: Worldwide
Headquartered: London/Hong Kong/ Sydney / Atlanta (Arabic)

Based in CNN's Dubai bureau, is the network's first Arabic language venture. The site utilizes the journalistic strengths of CNN's global newsgathering capabilities, including the network's five Middle-Eastern bureaus, to deliver international and Middle Eastern stories for a worldwide Arabic speaking audience.


Launch: January 19, 2002
Programming: News, business, weather, science and technology, sports, entertainment, health, fashion and travel.
Headquartered: Dubai (Japanese)

The content for is jointly operated and managed by CNN and its content partner, Asahi Shimbun. The site combines CNN's global news resources with local news and information to provide Japanese Internet users international, regional and local news, updated constantly 24 hours a day. CNN and Asahi also offer Japanese and English news content for i-mode services in Japan.


Launch: April 4, 2000
Programming: World, US, sports, science, entertainment and fringe (featuring quirky and amusing stories).
Headquartered: Tokyo


CNN operates bureaus on six continents, including the only U.S.-based television news network in Havana, which gives CNN the ability to cover news whenever and wherever it happens. Newsgathering is coordinated through national and international assignment desks in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta and the London and Hong Kong production centers.  


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CNN Newsource (Domestic/International)

CNN Newsource, comprised of more than 750 local news producing affiliates including TV stations and cable news channels throughout North America and 200 international affiliates, making it the most widely distributed syndicated news service available. Through continuous digital media distribution and five digital satellite channels, CNN Newsource provides partners with the news content necessary to produce competitive newscasts. This includes: the CNN News Group's global newsgathering resources; the collective coverage power of CNN Newsource affiliates; customized live coverage of breaking news from 11 correspondents and localized CNN Marketsource reports live from the floor of the NYSE. Additionally, CNN Newsource stations benefit from CNN Newsbeam, which provides satellite time and fiber connectivity from CNN's vast global resources at lower than market rates.


Paul Crum Executive Director, News Operations
Beth Carter Executive Producer, CNN Newsource Live
Frank Barnett Vice President, CNN Newsbeam


Launch Date: Oct. 19, 1987
Distribution: More than 750 network affiliates and independent television stations in North America and more than 200 international affiliates. Continuous digital media delivery, known as Pathfire, and five digital satellite channels
Programming: Local, national and international, sports, medical, business and entertainment news
Staff: Located in bureaus and divisions in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.


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CNN: Then and Now 

June 1980
June 1990
June 2005
Networks and Services


U.S. Bureaus
International Bureaus
Satellite Distribution
Number of Staff
Household Distribution
1.7 Million
58 Million Worldwide
260 Million Worldwide

English, German, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish, Japanese


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