CNN Philippines launches

CNN Philippines has launched! The channel was originally supposed to go to air in January 2015, but it was delayed.

“This is such significant milestone not only for Nine Media but for Filipinos everywhere. This is a news service they have never had before. We aspire to be the trusted name in news in the Philippines,” said Ambassador Antonio Cabangon-Chua, chairman of Nine Media Corporation, in a statement to Variety.

As previously reported here, The Lead with Jake Tapper will air on CNNP, along with Erin Burnett OutFront, and HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade, The Daily Share, Nancy Grace, and Dr. Drew On Call.

In a press release, Gerhard Zeiler, President of Turner Broadcasting International said, “This agreement is yet another example of Turner’s commitment to growth in the Asia Pacific region. We are thrilled to partner with Nine Media Corporation – a news organization that shares our vision, mission, and values – to serve this hugely important audience.”

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