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CNN to launch in Indonesia

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific is partnering with Indonesian media company PT Trans Media Corpora to launch a localized version of news network CNN and an accompanying website in Indonesia. (Pictured: CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker)
February 28, 2014

A localized version of CNN is to launch in Indonesia.

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific and Indonesian media company PT Trans Media Corpora are partnering to bring the 24-hour news channel and an accompanying website, CNNIndonesia.com, to South-east Asia’s most populous country.

The network will recruit local journalists and tap the cable news giant’s pool of international correspondents and affiliate partnerships to generate coverage. Trans Media will head up the operation from Jakarta.

“This agreement with one of the country’s largest media corporations puts CNN in a unique position to reach millions of Indonesians in a way that we have not been able to previously,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker (pictured above) said in a statement.

“I believe this partnership will help Indonesians to better understand the world and even more importantly, also help the world to better understand Indonesia,” added Chairul Tanjung, founder and chairman of Trans Media’s parent company, CT Corp.

A launch date has yet to be announced.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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