List of CNBC channels

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CNBC Pakistan headquarters in Karachi.

This is a list of channels broadcast under the CNBC brand by NBC Universal and its affiliates around the world. Following on from the original United States-based channel, launched in 1989, European and Asian versions were established in 1995 and 96 respectively.[1] Since then, sub-continental and local language versions of the channel have been created in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, many under a licensing agreement. At present, fourteen distinct CNBC channels exist worldwide, of which five are wholly owned by NBC Universal and a further four have NBCU as a minority stakeholder. A fifteenth channel, the Korean language operated SBS-CNBC, was slated to begin broadcasting on December 28, 2009 in conjunction with Seoul Broadcasting System.[2][3]

List of channels[edit]

Channel Established Owner(s)[A] Language Headquarters Area served
Class CNBC 2000[B] Class Editori (60%), Mediaset (20%),
NBC Universal (20%)
Italian Milan Italy
CNBC 1989 NBC Universal English Englewood Cliffs United States, Canada
CNBC Africa 2007 Africa Business News English Johannesburg Africa
CNBC Arabiya 2003 Middle East Business News Arabic Dubai Arab World
CNBC Asia 1995[C] NBC Universal[D] English Singapore Asia, Oceania
CNBC Awaaz 2005 TV18 (90%), NBC Universal (10%) Hindi Mumbai India
CNBC-e 2000 Doğuş Holding Turkish Istanbul Turkey
CNBC Europe 1996[E] NBC Universal[F] English London Europe, Arab World
CNBC Latin America - NBC Universal English Englewood Cliffs Latin America
CNBC Pakistan 2005 Vision Network Television Urdu, English Karachi Pakistan
CNBC-TV18 1999[G] TV18 (90%), NBC Universal (10%) English Mumbai India
CNBC World 2001 NBC Universal[H] English Englewood Cliffs United States
Nikkei CNBC 1999 Nikkei (51%), NBC Universal,
TV Tokyo, Jupiter TV
Japanese[I] Tokyo Japan
SBS-CNBC 2009 NBC Universal and SBS Korean Seoul Republic of Korea
TVN CNBC 2007 TVN Polish Warsaw Poland

Local feeds[edit]

CNBC Europe headquarters in Fleet Place, London.

The following channels are not independent operational entities, but rather sub-regional services operated by CNBC Europe and Asia. They largely show identical programming to the main pan-regional feed, but operate a localised ticker relevant to that particular area and in some cases air area-specific advertising.

Channel Parent Notes
CNBC Australia CNBC Asia Has some opt-out slots from pan-regional schedule for additional airings of Australian programming
CNBC Hong Kong CNBC Asia
CNBC Nordic CNBC Europe Formerly aired some original programming
CNBC Singapore CNBC Asia
CNBC UK CNBC India Airs the opt-out programme Strictly Money and local advertising

Notes[edit]

A Those channels in which NBC Universal does not hold a stake are operated under a licensing agreement.
B As CFN, later CFN/CNBC.
C E Original launch date; merged with Dow Jones-owned competitors Asia Business News and European Business News in 1998.
D F H Formerly co-owned with Dow Jones & Company.
G As CNBC India.
I Also airs some English-language programming from CNBC's international networks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Report 1995: Business Review: NBC" (Press release). General Electric. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  2. ^ "CNBC Preps Launch in South Korea". Adweek. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  3. ^ Ariens, Chris (22 October 2009). "CNBC Partners with SBS for Korean Biz Channel". TV Newser. Retrieved 2009-10-22.