|Launched||June 14, 2000|
|Owned by||Class Editori (60%), Mediaset (20%), NBCUniversal (20%)|
|Picture format||4:3 (576i, SDTV)|
|Slogan||La prima TV finanziaria digitale Italiana|
|Formerly called||CFN (2000 - April 2001)
CFN-CNBC (April 2001 - 2005)
|SKY Italia||Channel 505|
|Alice Home TV||Channels 505 and 573|
Class CNBC (formerly CFN/CNBC) is a business and financial news television channel broadcast in Italy. It is essentially an Italian language version of CNBC Europe, albeit with a major focus on the Italian financial markets. The channel is headquartered in Milan, site of the Borsa Italiana, and is a joint venture between the publishing house Class Editori, which holds a majority stake, along with NBC Universal (owner of CNBC Europe) and Italy's largest commercial television company Mediaset, who hold 20% of the channel each. The channel broadcasts for sixteen hours per day, covering trading in Europe, Asia and the United States and it has correspondents in other countries, such as at CNBC Europe in London. Class CNBC uses the current on-air graphical look of CNBC Europe, but it has used the same ticker since the launch of the channel. The director is Andrea Cabrini.
CNBC Europe uses the reporters of Class CNBC for its coverage of the Italian markets. In addition, Class CNBC is contracted to provide business news updates for the news bulletins of the Italian networks La7 and Canale 5. Class CNBC is also rebroadcast on Mediolanum Channel, the TV channel owned by Banca Mediolanum.
Class CNBC's primary weekday programmes are:
|CET||Programme||Corresponding programs||On air look|
|7AM - 9AM||
||Squawk Box Europe||Today's Business|
|9AM - 10:10AM||
||Morning Exchange||Morning Exchange|
|12PM - 12:30PM
||Power Lunch Europe||Power Lunch Europe (September 2004 Opening Version)|
||Squawk on the Street/European Closing Bell||Made by the network using the European Closing Bell theme music (previously Market Watch )|
||Europe Tonight||Squawk Box Europe|
||US Closing Bell||European Closing Bell (previously Business Center as of 2005)|
"Il Punto" is a weeknight segment, similar to "Europe Update" on CNBC Europe, that wraps the business day in Italy and Europe. The programme is aired from CNBC Europe's video wall and hosted by correspondent Angela Antetomaso at 7PM and repeated across the night. Il Punto has the same opening used by Today's Business between 2002 and 2004.
"Report Weekend" and "Cinque Giorni sui Mercati"
"Report Weekend" and "Cinque giorni sui mercati" (5 days on the markets) are two programs broadcast across weekend mornings and nights that wrap the business week. Report Weekend focuses on the major stories happened during the week, while "Cinque Giorni sui Mercati" focuses on market performance during the week and CEOs call. Normally "Cinque Giorni sui Mercati" is broadcast for the first time for the week on Fridays at 9PM.
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