CNN+ (CNN Plus) was a Spanish 24-hour television news channel. Launched in 1999 as a joint venture by Sogecable and 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]

CNN+
CNN+ logo.svg
CountrySpain
Broadcast areaNationwide
SloganSpanish: Está pasando, lo estás viendo (It's happening; you're watching it)
HeadquartersTres Cantos
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
Picture format576i (4:3 SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerTurner Broadcasting System Europe
Parent: Time Warner
Mediaset España Comunicación
Sister channelsCNN en Español
History
Launched27 January 1999; 21 years ago (1999-01-27)
Closed28 December 2010; 9 years ago (2010-12-28)
Replaced byGran Hermano coverage
Availability
Terrestrial
DigitalMux 67
Cable
RChannel 55
Satellite
Digital+Channel 70
IPTV
Movistar TVChannel 3
Orange TVChannel 76

The slogan of CNN Plus was Está pasando, lo estás viendo (It's happening, you're watching it).[2] 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. Also, CNN+'s ratings were low, peaking at 0.6%.[3]

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,[4] 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CNN+ deja de emitir a partir del próximo 31 de diciembre" (in Spanish). 20 Minutos. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 10 December 2010.
  2. ^ "CNN+ cumple 5 años de canal "creíble" y serio". El Periódico Extremadura.
  3. ^ AGENCIAS, RTVE es/ (December 28, 2010). "CNN+ echa el cierre tras casi 12 años en antena". RTVE.es.
  4. ^ Press, Europa (December 29, 2010). "CNN+ se apaga para siempre... y da paso a Gran Hermano". europapress.es.

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