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CNN says to expand flagship show from Abu Dhabi

Global broadcaster announces plan to add extra hour to Connect the World with Becky Anderson, anchored live from UAE capital

CNN says to expand flagship show from Abu Dhabi
CNN International said it is expanding Connect the World with Becky Anderson.

CNN International, which reaches more than 400 million households around the world, has announced plans to add another hour of programming from its Abu Dhabi production centre.

The broadcaster said it is also launching two new evening programmes from its London bureau from September 23.

CNN International said it is expanding Connect the World with Becky Anderson, the network’s flagship daily programme anchored live from CNN Abu Dhabi, by an hour to give viewers more in-depth interviews with the big names and key political figures shaping the Middle East.

This now two-hour show will be anchored by Anderson, and air from 3pm–5pm (BST).

Mike McCarthy, SVP of programming and general manager, CNN International, said: “We are delighted to be launching these new shows – which will form a key part of our industry-leading European evening and Asia morning programming lineup – and renewing our commitment to the Middle East with the expansion of Connect the World.

"International coverage is at the core of what makes CNN unique, and we are committed to delivering first-class reporting to audiences around the world.”

Broadcasting live from CNN London weeknights at 10pm (BST), The Brief with Bianca Nobilo will provide viewers with an incisive look at the most significant live events and stories of the last 24 hours.

At 11pm (BST) Your World Today with Isa Soares and Cyril Vanier will break down the day’s most important and talked-about stories around the world.

These new London-based shows follow the successful launch of CNN Newsroom with Max Foster, which airs weekday afternoons.

CNN’s weekend lineup will also be enhanced with the addition of CNN Newsroom with Robyn Curnow and CNN Newsroom with Michael Holmes from CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta.

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