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TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today
Most people in Europe don't have their own satellite dishes. Cable is by far the most common method of pay-TV distribution on the continent, and CNNI gets a fee for each cable subscriber:

http://www.cable-europe.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/140805_FF-YE2013_FINAL.pdf

That data is from 2013 - I wonder how it's changed since?


Here's a breakdown from 2017 from the European Audiovisual Observatory -- cable is brown, its cousin IPTV is dark blue, while satellite is light blue; some countries also have pay-TV via DTT; that's shown as green:

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For Germany, satellite is still the biggest platform with 45% market share. Cable, IPTV and terrestrial follow in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place.
https://de.astra.ses/tv-monitor-satellit-ist-fuehrender-tv-empfangsweg-deutschland
CNN is available free to air via Astra 19.2°E.
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TheMike Central (East) East Midlands Today

Every cable system in Europe (and elsewhere) that carries CNN International has to pay a fee -- and almost all cable systems carry the channel.


Sure but what's the point if they will make it FTA on Freesat and similar systems in Europe?


Most people in Europe don't have their own satellite dishes. Cable is by far the most common method of pay-TV distribution on the continent, and CNNI gets a fee for each cable subscriber:

http://www.cable-europe.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/140805_FF-YE2013_FINAL.pdf


Not quite: in some countries, broadcaster pay the cable operator for inclusion on cable TV - in other words the relationship between broadcaster and platform is the other way around.

Unsurprisingly, the Germans have a ridiculously long word for it: Einspeisegebühren - even the PSBs have to pay cable operators (even though they have to be included on cable by virtue of their PSB status):
https://m.dwdl.de/a/66291
WW
WW Update

Sure but what's the point if they will make it FTA on Freesat and similar systems in Europe?


Most people in Europe don't have their own satellite dishes. Cable is by far the most common method of pay-TV distribution on the continent, and CNNI gets a fee for each cable subscriber:

http://www.cable-europe.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/140805_FF-YE2013_FINAL.pdf


Not quite: in some countries, broadcaster pay the cable operator for inclusion on cable TV - in other words the relationship between broadcaster and platform is the other way around.

Unsurprisingly, the Germans have a ridiculously long word for it: Einspeisegebühren - even the PSBs have to pay cable operators (even though they have to be included on cable by virtue of their PSB status):
https://m.dwdl.de/a/66291


I believe this arrangement is unique for Germany. I've read that several U.S. companies have decided not to invest in the German media market because they didn't have the know-how to deal with the counterintuitive reverse fee system. It's why the German version of the Weather Channel folded, for instance.
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glondon London London
Scrolling through Twitter and was sad to see that ex CNN Weather anchor Jennifer Delgado is currently undergoing treatment for cancer...
I'm sure all will be fine but to quote her hashtag, #cancersucks.
BFGArmy, what and bkman1990 gave kudos
HE
headliner101 West Country (West) Points West
I'm saddened by that. She had a bit of energy whilst at CNN.
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what West Country (East) Points West
My thoughts to her and her family. I hope she pulls through.
GI
ginnyfan World News
Fredo's at it again..... Rolling Eyes


Chris Cuomo Sparks Controversy by Telling His Brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: ‘Obviously I’ll Never Be Objective, Obviously I Think You’re the Best Politician in the Country’


https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/chris-cuomo-hints-well-be-seeing-far-less-of-new-york-gov-andrew-cuomo-as-covid-19-spreads-elsewhere-obviously-ill-never-be-objective-obviously-i-think-youre-the-best-politici/445860/
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Batavia World News
Fredo's at it again..... Rolling Eyes


Chris Cuomo Sparks Controversy by Telling His Brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: ‘Obviously I’ll Never Be Objective, Obviously I Think You’re the Best Politician in the Country’


https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/chris-cuomo-hints-well-be-seeing-far-less-of-new-york-gov-andrew-cuomo-as-covid-19-spreads-elsewhere-obviously-ill-never-be-objective-obviously-i-think-youre-the-best-politici/445860/


Perhaps we should be careful about using a word you mention: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49335862
bilky asko, valley and Cando gave kudos
GI
ginnyfan World News
Well that's what Chris would want it to be but in reality it's nothing but a pop culutre reference from an iconic movie.

By the same logic refering to someone as a Carrie Bradshaw or a Mulder & Scully could be ''problematic'', to use the fashinable term.
HE
headliner101 West Country (West) Points West
CTW is hosted from CNN Centre with the network's new presenter today.
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headliner101 West Country (West) Points West

Sure but what's the point if they will make it FTA on Freesat and similar systems in Europe?


Most people in Europe don't have their own satellite dishes. Cable is by far the most common method of pay-TV distribution on the continent, and CNNI gets a fee for each cable subscriber:

http://www.cable-europe.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/140805_FF-YE2013_FINAL.pdf


Not quite: in some countries, broadcaster pay the cable operator for inclusion on cable TV - in other words the relationship between broadcaster and platform is the other way around.

Unsurprisingly, the Germans have a ridiculously long word for it: Einspeisegebühren - even the PSBs have to pay cable operators (even though they have to be included on cable by virtue of their PSB status):
https://m.dwdl.de/a/66291


It's not completely counterintuitive. It's like the relationship between a media network and advertiser: the former realises the latter needs to reach an audience so the former charges the latter to advertise in hopes to expand the latter's reach. Same with the German pay-TV provider and media network: the pay-TV provider thinks the media network wants to expand its reach and audiences so it charges the media networks for help with that.
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LivefromORL
CNN Center is officially on the market. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warnermedia-puts-atlanta-s-cnn-center-market-1301002

Rather sad to see this plan in motion - lots of details that remain to be seen including expected job losses, whether HLN will survive, what will happen to all of the Atlanta based anchors and staff, what studio space will exist at Techwood.

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