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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.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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