Comprehensive Guide to CNN

CNN (Cable News Network according to abbreviationfinder), is an American television network founded in 1980 by businessman Ted Turner. It is currently part of Time Warner. CNN was the first television network to cover news 24 hours a day. Since its launch on June 1, 1980, the network has expanded dramatically, now including 15 cable and satellite television networks, twelve websites, and two radio stations. CNN has also launched several networks in other languages ​​such as Spanish and Turkish.

CNN is currently the most watched news channel in the United States, followed by Fox News Channel. The Spanish-language channels are: CNN en EspañolCNN Latino and CNN Chile; CNN also distributes radio programs in Spanish. In 1997 she was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities.

Headquarters and offices

In United States

Headquarters in Atlanta

  • Atlanta (headquarters)
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • The Angels
  • Miami
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Washington, dc
  • Columbus
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Las Vegas
  • Minneapolis
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Seattle


Some have closed due to financial problems or budget cuts.

  • Rome, Italy
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Middle East regional headquarters)
  • Caracas, Venezuela
  • Baghdad, Iraq
  • Bangkok, thailand
  • Beijing, China
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Berlin, germany
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Havana, cuba
  • Hong Kong (Asia / Pacific Regional Headquarters)
  • Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Istanbul, Turkey (CNN Türk Headquarters)
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Tehran, Iran (until the 2009 elections, when foreign media were expelled from the country)
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • London, UK (Europe regional headquarters]])
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • New Delhi, India (CNN-IBN Headquarters)
  • Paris, france
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Santiago de Chile, Chile (CNN Chile Headquarters)
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Singapore, Singapore]]
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tokyo, Japan (CNNj Headquarters)

Specialized chains

  • CNN Airport Network: Satellite network that broadcasts for US airports.
  • CNN in Spanish: Network that broadcasts for Latin America. It was released on March 17, 1997. Its headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • CNN Chile: Channel that broadcasts exclusive news for Chile. It began its broadcasts on December 4, Its headquarters are in Ciudad Empresarial, Huechuraba, Santiago de Chile, it covers nationwide by Movistar TV, VTR, Telefónica del Sur, GTD and cable operators.
  • HLN: Chain that is a spin-off of the original CNN. It was born in 1982 as CNN2, but in 1983 it changed its name to Headline News. Until 2001 it used a scheme similar to that of Canal 24 Horas on TVE, broadcasting news every 30 minutes, but currently it broadcasts 4-hour newscasts as well as talk shows.
  • CNN International: CNN’s international broadcast launched in 1985 that combines programs from CNN United States (The Situation Room, Anderson Cooper 360 °, Piers Morgan Tonight) and others of its own nature (Inside the Middle East, CNN Newsroom), some of them broadcast from London]] and Hong Kong and competing with BBC World. It reaches more than 200 countries around the world.
  • CNN Türk: Chain premiered on October 11, 1999. It issues information for Turkey, its headquarters being Istanbul.
  • CNN-IBN, Indian Broadcasting Network: Network launched in 2005 that broadcasts in English for India. It is an alliance between Global Broadcast News (GBN) and Turner International (Turner).
  • Cnnj: Chain released the 24 of March of 2003 that emits for Japan through SKY PerfecTV of!
  • CNN Latino: Chain released on 28 of January of 2013, created for the Spanish speaking audience in the United States, is a version of CNN in Spanish and is the first step outside the CNN cable television.

Previous strings

  • CNN Checkout Channel: Channel based on personalized monitoring for grocery stores, started in 1991 and closed in 1993.
  • CNN Italia]]: Italian news website in collaboration with the publishing house Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, and later with the financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, launched on November 15, 1992 and closed on September 12, 2003.
  • CNN +: Network broadcasting for Spain, launched in 1999 thanks to an alliance between Prisa TV and Turner Broadcasting. In 2006 began broadcasting from Digital Terrestrial Television. The contract ended in January 2009, which was renewed for two more years, but after the merger agreement by absorption of Telecinco and Cuatro, Prisa TV decided to close the channel, excusing itself for its various financial problems. The channel ceased broadcasting on December 28, 2010.
  • CNNfn, Financial News: Channel launched on December 29, 1996 dedicated to economics and finance. It closed in December of 2004.
  • com Live: channel made to replace CNN Pipeline, broadcast over the internet.
  • CNN Pipeline: Chain released on 5 of December of 2005 that emitted 24 via the Internet, was replaced by the Live service
  • CNN Sports Illustrated: Chain launched on December 12, 1996 dedicated to multiple sports. It was closed in 2002 due to stiff competition provided by ESPNEWS and Fox Sports Net’s National Sports Report, in addition to reaching just 20 million viewers, down from ESPN’s 5 million.
  • CNN Norge: It was a specialized website for Norway.
  • CNN Sverige: Specialized service for Sweden, discontinued in 2001.
  • CNN in Portuguese: it was website in Portuguese language. It had offices in Sao Paulo and included a site for Brazil (

Radios and online portals


  • CNN en españ website of the portal with information in Spanish about Latin America, broadcast from Atlanta, United States.
  • CNN Arabic: Internet portal in Arabic language specialized in providing information, broadcasts from Dubai.
  • CNN México: Internet portal specialized in information issued from Mexico.
  • com: website specialized in economics and finance
  • CNN Chile: Internet portal specialized in information issued from Chile.
  • CNN Expansión: Internet portal specialized in economic and financial news in Mexico and Latin America]]. It was achieved through an alliance between Time Warner and Grupo Expansión. Its headquarters are in Mexico City.
  • CNN Newsource: It is a subscription-based service and provides CNN content to CNN affiliated television stations around the world. It is based in Atlanta.


  • CNN Radio: Specialized chain through radio, broadcasting on different stations in the United States and Latin America (the latter through CNN Radio in Spanish)


About the author