CNN+

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CNN+
CNNplus logo.png
Launched January 27, 1999 (1999-01-27)
Closed December 28, 2010 (2010-12-28)
Owned by Turner Broadcasting System Europe
Parent: Time Warner
Sogecable
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Slogan Spanish: Está pasando, lo estás viendo (It's happening; you're watching it)
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Tres Cantos
Replaced by Gran Hermano coverage
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital Mux 67
Satellite
Digital+ Channel 70
Cable
R Channel 55
IPTV
Movistar TV Channel 3
Orange TV Channel 76

CNN+ (CNN Plus) was a Spanish 24-hour television news channel. Launched in 1999 as a joint venture by Sogecable and by Turner Broadcasting, a unit of Time Warner that owns CNN; it went off the air at the end of 28 December 2010. The management announced that CNN+ would be closed on 31 December 2010.[1]

The slogan of CNN Plus was Está pasando, lo estás viendo (It's happening, you're watching it). By 2008, there were other 24-hour television channels — Intereconomía TV and TVE 24h — and CNN plus was no longer the audience leader in this type of general information.

On 18 December 2009, the channels of Sogecable, a PRISA business, merged into the Mediaset group, which already controlled Spain's Telecinco channel.

The station went off the air at 11:59 p.m. (Spanish time) on 28 December 2010, and was replaced with 24-hour coverage of the reality show Gran Hermano, the Spanish version of Big Brother owned by Mediaset.

Management team (2008)[edit]

  • News Department Director: Juan Pedro Valentín
  • News Department Assistant Director: Javier Ruiz
  • CNN+ News Director: Antonio San José
  • CNN+ News Assistant Director: Victoria Lafora

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CNN+ deja de emitir a partir del próximo 31 de diciembre" (in Spanish). 20 Minutos. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 10 December 2010. 

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