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WW Update4,651 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Not good news:

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The channel, aimed at a global audience, will instead show more simulcasts of the main US CNN network, extra repeats of the flagship Christiane Amanpour programme and additional programming produced out of CNN’s Abu Dhabi office, according to staff at the meeting.
WW Update4,651 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Hopefully not the end of CNN Talk, one of the best non-rolling news programmes coming out of the London bureau.


If the article is to be believed, it does seem like the end of CNN Talk:

Quote:
London-based shows such as the discussion programme CNN Talk will be cut completely as the company focuses its British office on its online offering at the expense of its traditional TV channels.
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ginnyfan2,652 posts since 5 Feb 2006
BBC World
I guess they will cut the whole late morning output (2 editions of Newsroom and CNN Talk , total of 90 minutes - all presented by Max Foster).

I would assume Hala and Amanpour will remain in primetime though wouldn't be surprised if they relocated.
Charles570 posts since 11 Nov 2009
BBC World
I was in London staying just around the corner from CNN’s current building. So sad to see what has become of a once great network. CNN was always a career goal for me, though I don’t know if it is anymore.

More amazing than anything is that Jeff Zucker still has a job. Clearly, Tony Maddox must have been a strong defender of the network behind the scenes.
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BFGArmy317 posts since 15 Jan 2018
London London
Not good news at all.

Currently London produces:
-2 Newsroom editions (9am& 10am)
-World Sport lunchtime bulletin
-CNN Talk
-Amanpour
-Hala's show

So 4 hours of TV a day. You'd have to assume some of the Newsroom editions are going to be replaced by Amanpour repeats.
The last thing the channel needs too is yet more US simulcasts. There's already 5 hours of simulcasts each day and probably more simulcasts than actual international bulletins on weekends. We already get stuff like Inside Politics and Reliable Sources that has no place on an international news channel. What now - Inside Politics going day, Early Start being simulcast?

Odd they're targetting London too given both Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong are used for one programme a day at present - and often if there's a big Europe story Becky Anderson is shipped back over to London anyway.
Omnipresent229 posts since 25 Jul 2012
London London
More changes as AT&T tries to pay down its ~$180bn debt pile:



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