CNN is a U.S. cable news channel founded in 1980 by Ted Turner as a 24-hour news network. It was first called the Cable News Network and later renamed to the more familiar acronym CNN in 1982, following Turner Broadcasting’s acquisition by The Time Warner Company.
CNN has become one of the most recognized brands on TV today, with its round-the-clock breaking news coverage and its CNNI international version broadcasting throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. CNN has grown to include eight U.S. TV networks, including CNN International and News 24, as well as CNN Expeditions, a travel-programming network; a stable of publications; and a TV studio production company.
CNN’s current headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta is the former home of Warner Bros. Pictures from 1952-68. As such, it was the first building in Atlanta to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It houses many CNN personnel. This includes broadcasting facilities for all the television networks that house CNN International.
Annual Revenue of CNN News Channel:
$500 million CNN has the most subscribed to news channel in the world with over 8 million subscribers. CNN is followed by Fox News which has 7 million subscribers. CNN is available in 190 countries worldwide and can be seen in some hotels and resorts internationally for free. The main headquarters of CNN is situated at Atlanta, Georgia with offices in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and London.
CEO OF CNN News:
Vince Houghton CNN was the first all-news network to air live coverage of a total solar eclipse across the continental United States on August 21, 2017.
The milestone covered major events including; President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico and the Republican and Democratic conventions.
CNN aired the final episode of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown on September 25, 2018. Bourdain’s last show was shot entirely in Myanmar and featured Obama as an interviewee.
As of December 2018, CNN’s programming is available to approximately 95 million households in the United States.
In 1999, Cable News Network, Inc. (CNN), owned by Turner Broadcasting System and Time Warner, agreed to run a three-hour special of “”, a reworked version of the television miniseries “Vernon God Little”. Hence Turner Broadcasting initially set out to produce the miniseries for broadcast by their UPN network. However, worried about the content of the planned adaptation of the novel, Turner executives cancelled that plan and asked Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to approach HBO about taking on the project. In a June 2003 interview, “Apt Pupil” director Bryan Singer stat that he believe acceptance of the “Apt Pupil” project by HBO was base on who else was at Turner Broadcasting at the time—namely Bob Wright, whom Singer referred to as a very liberal man.