29 September, 2020

Ed Turner

In Delhi recently, the CNN vice-president spoke of the networks expansion plans

Ed Turner
Why is CNN's visibility still a problem?
The problem lies with the INSAT-2B transponder. It will be sorted out soon. New equipment is being brought in to bolster picture quality.

Are you talking to cable operators to ensure better ground distribution by cable?
It would be premature to talk to them until the quality of the signals improve. We are in touch, updating them on the steps we are taking to improve the channel.

Hasn't BBC always been a step ahead of CNN?
They've been around for 75 years. But nobody watches news to be put to sleep. That's where we come in. We are the largest news network worldwide. We are here to stay.

Will your sports channel be coming to India?
We'll launch the channel in collaboration with Sports Illustrated by the end of the year. But not in India. It will be a sports news channel. There'll be no live coverage of events.

The whole business of sports rights is so messy. Get four people together in Malta, put an event together and you are ready to make...


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