CNN extends London-based programming

Two new programmes from London in CNN International's latest overhaul.

Late evening news will come from CNN's London studio from 23rd September 2019 as CNN extends the number of hours broadcast from London. The new programmes are The Brief with Bianca Nobilo, rounding up the day's main stories at 10pm BST and Your World Today with Isa Soares and Cyril Vanier at 11pm BST.

These new London-based shows follow the successful launch of CNN Newsroom with Max Foster, which airs weekdays at 1pm BST from London.

Additionally, CNN International is expanding Connect the World with Becky Anderson – the network’s flagship daily programme anchored live from CNN Abu Dhabi – by an hour to give viewers more in-depth interviews with the big names and key political figures shaping the Middle East. This now two-hour show will be anchored by Anderson, and air from 3pm–5pm BST.

CNN’s weekend lineup will also be enhanced with further news programmes: CNN Newsroom with Robyn Curnow and CNN Newsroom with Michael Holmes from CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta.

Mike McCarthy, SVP of Programming and General Manager, CNN International, said:
We are delighted to be launching these new shows – which will form a key part of our industry-leading European evening and Asia morning programming lineup – and renewing our commitment to the Middle East with the expansion of Connect the World. International coverage is at the core of what makes CNN unique, and we are committed to delivering first-class reporting to audiences around the world.

CNN had faced criticism earlier this year for closing down its Hong Kong-based news programmes.

Last year, CNN International updated its early evening schedule, moving Quest Means Business to an earlier slot to create room for The Lead with Jake Tapper.

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