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CNN TV brings you the top news stories from around the world. Produced by dedicated staff in London and Hong Kong, working with colleagues at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and with bureaus worldwide.

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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon CNN International HD page.

Official site: See the link icon CNN International HD website.

From Wikipedia: Between 1996 to 2003, to differentiate it from the other feeds, the network logo on the lower-right hand of the screen had a static globe with the continents Europe and Africa facing the audiences. - link icon read more about CNN International HD on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Thursday, 2 February 2017
Evelin Natalia
12:24 AM

I am going to watch CNN UK news live to improve my english skills.Thank you and kind regards,Evelin

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Evelin Natalia's 1 post ID flag

6:29 PM

Evelin Natalia:

CNN News is a US broadcast and uses US English which has significant difference to UK English. You would do better to watch a UK broadcaster rather than a US based one. Can I suggest either BBC or ITV.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Monday, 31 July 2017
10:22 PM

Why can't my satellite get CNN now, says no signal on my to. I on astra

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Taylor's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 10 August 2019
pete ward
7:01 AM

Taylor: Hi,I experience the CNN channel shows since 3 days now the "no Signal" sign.Other channels like Bloomberg an CNBC are available like always.Do you have any explanation?Thanks,Pete

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pete ward's 1 post GB flag

8:21 AM

pete ward:

It depends on where you live and which of over 1100 transmitters you use. Please provide a full post code so that we can look up the expected reception at your location.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag

8:09 PM

pete ward: & Taylor:

As you appear to be talking Freesat, you best contact CNN to see if there are any issues with transmission from Astra but better still see youtube-flat

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Chris.SE's 3,939 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
8:34 PM

CNN is the greatest News channel and my Brother, now in his eighties, watched it all of his life.
it is unfortunately not available on Freeview. is there any chance it will be included soon?

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John's 1 post FR flag

8:58 PM


This is not the best website for your question as it is entirely independent of all broadcasters.

Some have argued that CNN has a bit too much of an American bias but others like it.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Thursday, 28 January 2021
Mr g r weatherall
9:57 PM

L would like to see CNN on UK sreen with sub titels as I am partly deaf and I would appreciate it thank you

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Mr g r weatherall
10:05 PM

Could you please put subtitles on the TV in the UK as I am partly deaf and I love watching your show please . Thanks

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