CNN International Europe/Middle East/Africa
CNN International Europe/Middle East/Africa is the European, Middle East and African version of CNN's "CNN International" satellite and cable television network. It features many locally produced shows.
|Broadcast area||Europe, Africa, and Middle East (except Eritrea, Iran, and Syria)|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(in Europe, downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed.)
|Owner||WarnerMedia News & Sports|
CNN en Español
CNN Airport Network
|Digitenne||Channel 30 (HD)|
|Virgin Media||Channel 205 (SD)|
|Kabel Deutschland||Channel 566 (SD) |
Channel 572 (HD)
|Unitymedia||Channel 314 (SD) |
Channel 95 (HD)
|UPC|| Channel 504 (SD) |
Channel 220 (SD)
|Astra 1M (19.2° East)||11627 V DVB-S QPSK 22000 5/6 (SD)|
|Astra 2G (28.2° East)||11671 H DVB-S2 8PSK 23000 2/3 (HD)|
[11082 H DVB-S QPSK 22000 5/6 (SD)]
|Sky UK||Channel 506 (SD & HD)|
|Sky Ireland||Channel 878 (SD & HD)|
|Sky Italia||Channel 526|
|Canal Digital|| Channel 70 (HD) |
Channel 20 (HD)
Channel 100 (HD)
Channel 100 (HD)
|Telekom Entertain||Channel 128 (SD/HD)|
|Telia Company||Channel 39 (Full HD)|
Between 1996 and 2003, to differentiate it from the other feeds, the network logo on the lower-right hand of the screen had a static globe with the continents Europe and Africa facing the audiences.
In the earlier days of CNN International, the program line-up was exactly the same in every region CNN International was broadcast in. However, in the late-1990s, the line-up started varying among regions with some programs exclusively broadcasting to the Europe, Middle East and Africa only such as CNN This Morning (European edition) and World Business This Morning. Programming variations also included showtimes of selected magazine programmes during the weekend to allow audiences to watch them at a similar time slot to their counterparts elsewhere.
Today, the line-up is almost exactly the same in every region once again with differences limited to advertising and weather updates during the breaks.
Although this version of CNN International is intended primarily for European, African, and Middle Eastern viewers, a live feed of it is made available on selected aircraft of participating airlines like Emirates and Cathay Pacific regardless of their current position (subject to legal restrictions of the country these aircraft are flying over at the moment).
On 1 September 2021, CNN International was removed from the Virgin Media cable platform. It continued to be available on satellite, but only for Sky customers as a paid-for service - previously it had been a free-to-air service on satellite television, including on the Freesat platform.
Switchover to High definition and 16:9Edit
CNN International HD is the high definition simulcast feed of the channel broadcasting at 1920x1080i, which was launched in September 2012. Prior to June 3, 2013, only programming from CNN/U.S. was available natively in HD, while shows made for CNN International were produced in 4:3 576i. In February 2013, the European SD feed of CNN International began broadcasting in widescreen by downscaling the HD feed, which resulted in all 4:3-native programming being broadcast in pillarbox until the June 3 switchover, finalising on June 17 of the same year, when the switchover was completed.
On June 28, 2016, CNN International HD was launched for Sky customers in the UK (including on Freesat from Sky), on channel 506 or 579, making the next news channel launch in the 600s, as it is next to the GOD Channel. The HD version is available free-to-air within the British Isles, and is provided on satellite and IPTV services, and also live-streamed for U.K. users (and geo-blocked outside the U.K.), through CNN International's official U.K. video site. However, viewers with non-proprietary Freesat boxes will need to add the channel manually as Freesat does not market CNN International HD publicly as part of its offerings.
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