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griffinuk9 posts since 28 Dec 2018 new member
Central (West) Midlands Today
Half a 30-minute bulletin spent on the Golden Globes - only on the World's News Leader

Which wouldn't matter so much if CNN actually had a load of bulletins at weekends but they really don't.


I agree. CNN International is a shadow of its former self. It really has just become an infomercial channel.

Want your own TV show? Pay CNNI enough dosh and they'll give you one, no doubt.

Rather than a weekend chocked full of documentary's and sponsored shows, I'd rather CNN International just simulcast its American parent's output.
BFGArmy218 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Half a 30-minute bulletin spent on the Golden Globes - only on the World's News Leader

Which wouldn't matter so much if CNN actually had a load of bulletins at weekends but they really don't.


I agree. CNN International is a shadow of its former self. It really has just become an infomercial channel.

Want your own TV show? Pay CNNI enough dosh and they'll give you one, no doubt.

Rather than a weekend chocked full of documentary's and sponsored shows, I'd rather CNN International just simulcast its American parent's output.


Oh goodness no, we get enough US stuff as is. 5 hours of US output every day (New Day, The Lead, Cooper, Cuomo and Lemon) and particularly Sundays are full of simulcasts - Reliable Sources being the most unnecessary. A show on US media is niche for CNN Domestic, never mind International viewers. There really should be an international bulletin of some sort in that slot.

I don't mind some of the taped programs but there are just too many at weekends. It shouldn't be as common as it is on CNNI to wait 2+ hours for a news bulletin (or worse - you go 5 hours without one during Sundays).

Know what you mean on the infomercial point though. The worst is when you actually eventually get a news or sport bulletin and one of the items is clearly not the news of the day but them just airing a package from a taped program (with program logo et al) - it's so lazy! Even happens on their so-called flagship international shows like Hala's show.

The adverts for 'First Move' and 'Quest Means Business' do sum the channel up - all style, little substance. They've clearly spent a fair chunk doing the adverts but you don't get the impression from the adverts that the shows are about the news but instead are about Julia Chatterley and Richard Quest and the adverts do them both a disservice as the adverts treat them less like journalists and more like they're on a Hollywood shoot.
Last edited by BFGArmy on 7 January 2019 3:51pm
ginnyfan2,589 posts since 5 Feb 2006
BBC World
Quest's show still delivers great business coverage, interesting interviews and some fun, quirky stuff as well. Not sure about Julia though. Maggie Lake of course delivered a straight, no nonsense hour of biz news.
BFGArmy218 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Quest's show still delivers great business coverage, interesting interviews and some fun, quirky stuff as well. Not sure about Julia though. Maggie Lake of course delivered a straight, no nonsense hour of biz news.


Oh it wasn't a comment on either the programs or the presenters themselves, both of whom seem fine journalists, just the adverts themselves.The one for 'First Move' with the slo-mos shots of Julia and sweeping camera shots are ridiculous and make it look like a fashion shoot than an advert for a business news show.

Quest's 'Penny' advert while entertaining and very Quest feels more designed to allow Quest to do a bit of Shakesperian acting rather than to actually show he's very knowledgable about business which he undoubtedly is (as well as being full of personality). Anyone whose first experience of CNNI were those adverts would run a mile.
ginnyfan2,589 posts since 5 Feb 2006
BBC World
I get your point. Still, I appreciate the fact they invest a lot in promos, especially Quest's which were always like something from a movie/series.

Speaking of promos, the worst promo CNN ever had, just aired as I type. It's for Erin Burnett's useless weekend show on CNNI and the quotes they use in it include words like ''hypocrite, butt, stupid'' etc. Just your everyday news language I guess....

BFGArmy218 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
I get your point. Still, I appreciate the fact they invest a lot in promos, especially Quest's which were always like something from a movie/series.

Speaking of promos, the worst promo CNN ever had, just aired as I type. It's for Erin Burnett's useless weekend show on CNNI and the quotes they use in it include words like ''hypocrite, butt, stupid'' etc. Just your everyday news language I guess....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94HVS3yOA8k


My favourite (or should I say least favourite) is still Becky Anderson's Connect The World advert. Where most people see a dreadful advert, I see a godawful script. Becky's brilliant but she must have cringed when she got that script.