CNN Prima NEWS has launched with a mission to deliver impartial and agenda-setting journalism via TV and digital platforms. Broadcasted in Czech, CNN Prima NEWS’ content is produced by a dedicated team of almost 100 journalists, many of whom are well-known figures in Czech journalism. The operation also boasts the largest and most modern studio in Central Europe, located at a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Prague. In addition to the network’s original content, CNN Prima NEWS will broadcast flagship CNN International shows Quest Means Business and Amanpour.
The launch creates a new CNN affiliate partner with significant editorial resources to report on major news and events from the Czech Republic. CNN Prima NEWS operates through an agreement between Prima Group, one of the leading media companies in the Czech Republic, and CNN International Commercial to license the CNN brand and access content and programming from across the CNN portfolio.
The CEO of Prima Group, Marek Singer, said, “We are thrilled for the launch of CNN Prima NEWS. It is undoubtedly one of the biggest media events, offering original Czech broadcasts and content seven days a week. CNN Prima NEWS consists of almost 30 programs, a new prime time news hour, more than 40 anchors, the largest and most modern studio in Central Europe and a new online platform. The focus for launch will be on live primetime programming, with further programs continually added to the schedule.”