CNN Chile
CNN Chile logo 2017.svg
CountryChile
Broadcast areaChile
Argentina
Paraguay
Uruguay
Peru
Ecuador
Colombia
Venezuela
United States
the Caribbean
NetworkCNN
HeadquartersSantiago, Chile
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerWarner Bros. Discovery
(through CNN Chile Canal de Televisión Ltda.)
Sister channelsCNN
CNN International
CNN-IBN
CNN en Español
HLN
n-tv
CNN Turk
CNN Brazil
CNN Indonesia
CNN Philippines
History
Launched4 December 2008; 13 years ago (2008-12-04)
Links
Websitewww.cnnchile.com

CNN Chile is a Chilean pay television news channel launched on 4 December 2008.[1] It was originally a joint venture between VTR Chile and Warner Bros. Discovery. The channel is based in Santiago, Chile.[2]

It is the local version of popular TV news channel CNN, which had previously shown interest in the Chilean market when it covered the 2005 presidential elections through CNN en Español.

History

Logo used from 2008 to 2017.
Logo used from 2008 to 2017.

The news channel is partnered with free-to-air network Chilevisión since 2010, when Turner Broadcasting System purchased it for $145 million to Sebastian Piñera's family.

Since 2016, it is completely owned by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America as VTR sold its participation in the channel to them.

Programming

CNN Chile covering a strike march in Santiago November 2016
CNN Chile covering a strike march in Santiago November 2016
CNN Chile studio
CNN Chile studio

Notable current on-air staff

Controversies

2019 advertisement pulling controversy

During 2019, businessman Juan Sutil and food company Agrosuper decided to pull their ads, including some of Agrosuper's brand Super Pollo, from CNN Chile and from Chilevision, purportedly because of a CNN Chile show named "Agenda Agricola", which has shown videos of anti-government protests.[3]

References

  1. ^ "latercera.com - CNN Chile comienza sus transmisiones en diciembre". www.latercera.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-22.
  2. ^ El Mercurio
  3. ^ "El Universal Chile - Tu Portal de Noticias". 23 September 2016.

Media related to CNN Chile at Wikimedia Commons

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