CNN Worldwide president says CNN's "overall global business is doing better than fine."
Posted: 20 Apr 2010
Broadcasting & Cable, 19 Apr 2010, Marisa Guthrie: "If executives at CNN are worried about ratings, they’ve wrapped themselves in a mantle of non-partisan boosterism and multi-platform evangelizing. 'What is missed is that CNN is more than one domestic network with a primetime,' says Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide, who oversees Turner news division businesses including CNN International, CNN/ U.S., CNN en Español, CNN. com and HLN. 'So, while one part of our business, CNN/U.S. primetime, is having some challenges, the overall global business is doing better than fine.' Walton talks up six consecutive years of profit growth and the networks’ reach—a robust digital operation, presence in more than 200 countries—and notes, as he has before, that primetime ad sales on CNN account for less than 10% of total revenue."
Globacom press release, 20 Apr 2010: "Globacom is now the exclusive sponsor of CNN International’s weekly half-hour magazine programme, ‘African Voices’. ... The sponsorship will ... project Globacom, which is building Africa's biggest and best telecommunications network, to CNN’s business and consumer audiences across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and reach millions of online users globally via CNN.com."
The Georgian Times, 19 Apr 2010: "Following the postponement of CNN International’s planned week of programming from the Republic of Georgia in light of the tragic death of the Polish president in last weekend’s fatal air crash, CNN’s ‘i-List’ series will commence from today. The ‘i-List’ series introduces viewers to countries that are making an impact beyond their borders and to date has profiled France and Bahrain."
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