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.
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