CNN International leading news provider in Europe, India

New Delhi: CNN International reaches more viewers globally than any other international news channel, with findings from both the latest Pan-Asia Pacific Cross-Media survey (PAX) and Europe’s Media and Marketing Survey (EMS) reinforcing the network’s undisputed leadership position.

The PAX survey reveals that no international English news channel reaches more Indian viewers on a monthly basis than CNN International. In India, CNN International is more of a daily habit than BBC World News among Business Decision Makers and Top Management.

The latest PAX findings for the period Q1 to Q4 2011 show that CNN International continues to be the clear leader in the Asia Pacific region among international news and business channels across all metrics:

•CNN International reaches at least 50% more viewers on a daily, weekly and monthly basis than the next placed channel (BBC World News)
•CNN International reaches almost (96%) as many viewers in a single week as BBC World does in a month
•CNN International alone reaches twice as many viewers as the dedicated business news channels (CNBC & Bloomberg TV) combined

Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President of CNN International, said: “What we are seeing is that there continues to be a strong appetite for global news, and that people throughout the world are turning to CNN for that news – and in great numbers. People want a depth of analysis and a genuine breadth of coverage, and we provided that throughout 2011 wherever the big stories were breaking, and continue to do so in 2012. Add in our commitment to global business news and our excellent sports and cultural programming and there is a clear, compelling proposition for viewers.”

The latest PAX findings also highlight CNN International’s unique ability to reach business leaders and travelers in the Asia Pacific region.
•More business travelers watch CNN International in a single week than BBC World News in a month •Leisure travelers also have a stronger connection with CNN International, with 49% more leisure travelers watching CNN International each week than the next placed news/business channel
•CNN International enjoys a clear audience advantage among key business targets, such as Business Decision Makers and Top Management (57% and 42% reach advantage respectively) over the next placed news/business channel

William Hsu, Vice President, News Advertising Sales for CNN in Asia Pacific, added: “Once again, CNN’s ability to reach this highly-desirable, upscale target audience is unmatched. There is simply no better platform for advertisers across the Asia Pacific region, and the caliber of our clients is testament to our ongoing best-in-class performance here and around the world.”

In addition to CNN International’s leading on-air positioning, the PAX survey shows that CNN International’s leadership also extends to its digital platforms. •Each month CNN.com/CNNMoney.com reaches 51% more users online than BBC.com, and more than twice as many (+113%) Top Management
•95% more business decision Makers visit CNN.com/CNNMoney.com than the next largest international media site •CNN International’s multi-platform reach in Asia Pacific is unrivalled among news/business brands, with the network’s weekly combined TV and digital audiences 54% greater than that of the next largest news/business provider

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